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Aitken, Jonathan 1942-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 7,776 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Commentaries  Meditations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E856, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Aitken
Nixon, a life by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Richard Nixon is perhaps the most fascinating story in American politics. Presidential chronicles and other outside sources have tried to capture it in full, but Nixon: A Life is the first to succeed. Nixon: A Life is the first entirely objective biography of Richard Nixon. Jonathan Aitken, who, in addition to serving in Parliament, serves as Her Majesty's Minister of State for Defense, conducted over sixty hours of interviews with Nixon and was granted unprecedented access to thousands of pages of Nixon's previously sealed private documents. The results of Aitken's interviews and research shed new light on a presidency that is just now beginning to be understood by serious students of history. Among the questions Aitken answers with fresh insight are:. Why didn't Nixon burn the Watergate tapes? How did he achieve his astonishing comebacks after being defeated by Kennedy in 1960 and resigning from the presidency in 1974? What were his relationships with political figures such as Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, and personal friends such as Bebe Rebozo and Robert Abplanalp? What caused him to overcome his doubts and pursue the Alger Hiss spy case in Congress? What are Nixon's innermost spiritual beliefs and intellectual influences? What drives him now? Previously published in Great Britain to rave reviews, Nixon: A Life is the first Nixon biography written by a non-American author. Aitken's refreshingly unencumbered positions on Watergate and Vietnam provide a unique perspective on Nixon's life and his presidency. Nixon: A Life breaks important new ground as a major work of political biography. It is a work that will inspire historians to recognize the outstanding diplomatic achievements of a man whose journey from tainted politician to respected foreign policy expert and elder statesman has been nothing short of remarkable
Margaret Thatcher : power and personality by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabinet-member and forty-year friend Jonathan Aitken discusses the importance of Thatcher's strong and sometimes difficult personality on political events and decisions and includes Aitken's witness perspective at both private and public episodes of her life
Charles W. Colson : a life redeemed by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was Nixon's hatchet man. A jailed felon. And now, one of the most significant Christian leaders of our time. Here is his life story. Charles Colson has become one of the most revered leaders of our time. His ministry outreach, Prison Fellowship, has swelled to 40,000 volunteers working in 100 countries. His Angel Tree Christmas program provides presents to more than half a million children of prison inmates every year. His daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint, airs daily on more than 1,000 radio outlets across the country. And his twenty books have sold more than five million copies in the U.S. But God had to work some mighty miracles to bring this unusual servant to this prominent place of service. After all, Colson was known as President Nixon's "hatchet man." His involvement in the Watergate conspiracy led him to prison-and then to a life-changing encounter with God. Now, noted author Jonathan Aitken has written the first biography that compellingly presents a first-rate understanding of the political, historical, and spiritual journeys of Charles W. Colson. . . a life redeemed
A short walk on the campus by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of fortune; a study of the new Australia by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Newton : from disgrace to amazing grace by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of John Newton
Kazakhstan : Surprises and Stereotypes After 20 Years of Independence by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officially secret by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. This title analyses the country's achievements in its complexity to explain Kazakhstan and Nursultan Nazarbayev's emergence on the international stage
The young meteors by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prayers for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Christian prayers and reflections that offers stressed readers a path for their spiritual journey and communication with God
Nixon, a life by Jonathan Aitken( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalms for people under pressure by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Newton from disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Christians know John Newton as a man who once captained a slave ship, was dramatically converted to Christ, and later penned the timeless hymn "Amazing grace." But he also had a huge impact on his times as a preacher and theologian, and as a seminal influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. This unabridged biography explores these facets of Newton's life and character, drawing on Newton's unpublished diaries and correspondence
From disgrace to "Amazing grace" by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Newton became and remains a hero of the Evangelical revival. He was a formative influence on Charles Simeon and on William Wilberforce with whom he campaigned vigorously for the abolition of slavery. This work talks about John Newton
Reader's digest great biographies in large type : Richard Nixon by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairer business rates( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porridge and passion by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to his first volume of autobiography Pride and Perjury, Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. How this Old Etonian former Cabinet Minister on Mrs Thatcher's inner circle managed to establish new relationships and lasting friendships with fellow prisoners is fascinating - so too is this account of how religious belief transformed his life. Aitken has lost none of his charm, fluency and determination - and he has found an authentic new life which readers of this entertaining new book will be able to judge for th
Heroes and contemporaries by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with the author's personal insights, anecdotes and judgments on fascinating public figures he encountered in life's journey, this book of profiles offers portraits of historical characters he knew as a young man, including Sir Winston Churchill, his son Randolph Churchill, and Lord Beaverbrook, and others
Amazing Grace und John Newton Sklavenhändler, Pastor, Liederdichter by Jonathan Aitken( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Aĭtken, Dzhonatan 1942-

Jonathan Aitken britischer Politiker, Mitglied des House of Commons

Jonathan Aitken brytyjski polityk

Айткен, Джонатан 1942-

Джонатан Айткен

Languages
English (149)

German (2)

Russian (1)

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Charles W. Colson : a life redeemedJohn Newton : from disgrace to amazing graceNazarbayev and the making of KazakhstanPrayers for people under pressurePsalms for people under pressureJohn Newton from disgrace to Amazing GraceFrom disgrace to "Amazing grace"Porridge and passionHeroes and contemporaries