The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter

HALDEMAN: There are a lot of good stories from the first term.

NIXON: A book should be written, called 1972.

HALDEMAN: Yeah.

NIXON: That would be a helluva good book… You get in China, you get in Russia, you get in May 8 [his dramatic decision to bomb and mine Hanoi and Haiphong just before his summit in Moscow], and you get in the election. And it’s a helluva damn year. That’s what I would write as a book. 1972, period.