The Nixon Library hosts a variety of special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.
Free Concert Admission
Navy Band Southwest is one of the Navy’s finest and oldest continuing musical organizations, now with over 90 years of support to the San Diego community.
Selections will range from patriotic favorites, to the sounds of the big band era, to hits by current pop and country artists. You will hear works from composers such as Sousa, Holst, and John Williams. This ensemble has become a favorite throughout the southwest, and is guaranteed to provide a memorable and exciting entertainment experience for all!
The concert will be performed in the White House East Room replica. Seating is first, come first served.
Free Concert Admission
The popular and renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will be presenting its Annual Independence Day Concert in the East Room at 1:00 pm.
Musical selections to include patriotic, marches, musicals, motion picture and traditional wind band literature.
Seating is first come, first served.
Lecture and Book Signing
Author of Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow
Richard A. Moss’s penetrating study documents and analyzes US-Soviet back channels from Nixon’s inauguration through what has widely been heralded as the apex of détente, the May 1972 Moscow Summit. He traces the evolution of confidential-channel diplomacy and examines major flashpoints, including the 1970 crisis over Cienfuegos, Cuba, the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT), US dealings with China, deescalating tensions in Berlin, and the Vietnam War.
Richard A. Moss is an associate research professor at the United States Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Moss earned his doctorate from the George Washington University, and he specializes in U.S.-Russia relations and the Nixon presidential recordings. Dr. Moss previously served at the U.S. Department of Defense and as an historian with the U.S. Department of State.
Meet Robert O’Neill at the Nixon Library
Lecture and Book Signing
A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.
In these pages, O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills—and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he’d trained with and fought beside never made it home.
The Operator describes the nonstop action of O’Neill’s deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military’s most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history.
Thursday, July 27, 7 PM
Dr. Henry Kissinger said that President Nixon “created a set of international policies whose main outlines survive to this day.” One of the most important is triangulation; by improving relations with China, the U.S. carved out favorable negotiating positions with the Soviet Union — while improving relations with both countries.
Is the concept of triangulation between China, Russia and the U.S. still relevant in today’s world, and what can Americans expect the Trump administration’s policies toward Russia to be?
Author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
Devery Anderson offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath.
It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. Anderson utilizes documents that had never been available to previous researchers, such as the trial transcript, long-hidden depositions by key players in the case, and interviews given by Carolyn Bryant to the FBI in 2004 (her first in fifty years), as well as other recently revealed FBI documents. Anderson also interviewed family members of the accused killers, most of whom agreed to talk for the first time, as well as several journalists who covered the murder trial in 1955.
This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come.
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