Richard M. Nixon
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Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1993. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 26 cm. xiv, 633,  pages. Illustrations. Principal Sources. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Minor sticker residue on rear DJ. Jonathan William Patrick Aitken (born 30 August 1942) is an Irish-born British former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom (1974–97), and a former Cabinet minister. He was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-month prison sentence, of which he served seven months. Aitken was a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. After becoming a Christian, he later became the president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and was ordained in the Church of England. He served as a war correspondent during the 1960s in Vietnam and Biafra, and gained a reputation for risk-taking when he took LSD in 1966 as an experiment for an article in the London Evening Standard and had a bad trip. He was also a journalist at Yorkshire Television from 1968 to 1970, presenting the regional news show Calendar. Aitken was the first person to be seen on screen from Yorkshire Television when it began broadcasting. In 1970, Aitken was acquitted at the Old Bailey for breaching section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911, when he photocopied a report about the British government's supply of arms to Nigeria, and sent a copy to The Sunday Telegraph and to Hugh Fraser, a pro-Biafran Tory MP. Aitken's favorable biography, Nixon: A Life, of former US President Richard Nixon, was published in 1993. Although his was not an authorized biography, Aitken was one of the few biographers from whom Nixon accepted questions and to whom he granted interviews.