DOUGLAS BRINKLEY & LUKE NICHTER-The Nixon Tapes

 
 

 Wednesday, August 13
at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Austin Author

DOUGLAS BRINKLEY

& History Professor
LUKE NICHTER

speaking and signing

The Nixon Tapes

 

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David between 1971 and 1973, yet only 5 percent of those conversations were ever transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. Tonight, bestselling Austin author joins Luke Nichter to discuss this important new book.

About The Nixon Tapes:

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David -- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. For the first time, President Richard Nixon is revealed uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words.

Douglas Brinkley
is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children. Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others.


Luke A. Nichter
is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on the Nixon tapes. Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN's "American History TV" (seen in 41 million homes) and his work is periodically reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Associated Press. His website, nixontapes.org, offers free access to all 3,000 hours of publicly released Nixon tapes as a public service. 

 
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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544274150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 29th, 2014

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