As it happens, I just got to read the first 15 pages or so of Nixonland yesterday before relinquishing Spencer’s copy back to him, and it’s eye-opening. While Rick’s been slumming it up as a blogger and pamphleteer, I’d sort of forgotten what an engaging, evocative narrative writer he is. Somewhat confusingly, the book’s not about Nixon, it’s about the “Nixon era” of American politics starting in 1966. But buy the book. And buy my book, too. Buy them together.