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Jo Haldeman

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free
Haldeman

Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon’s chief of staff H. R. Haldeman, presents her memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978.

In 1968, Jo’s world changed dramatically. Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States, and her husband Bob was offered the job of a lifetime: White House Chief of Staff. As Jo and Bob discussed the opportunities and challenges that this move would entail, little did she anticipate the course that her life, and her relationship with Bob, would take over the next ten years.

In this insightful, poignant, and guileless memoir of those ten years, Jo shares her story as the wife of H. R. Haldeman, often referred to as the second most powerful person in the White House. She offers a window into the world of trips on Air Force One, weekends at Camp David, as well as family vignettes and the growing stresses of her husband’s demanding job.

Jo’s compelling account takes the reader on her journey from the heady heights of Washington life through an excruciating public resignation and trial to her husband’s conviction and imprisonment. In a true period piece, Jo illuminates the story of the “woman behind the man” and personalizes the Watergate experience. Enhanced by her personal photographs and the immediacy of her present tense delivery, In the Shadow of the White House is a fascinating work of non-fiction that reads like a novel.

Mrs. Haldeman will sign copies of her book following the talk. Books can be purchased at the Nixon Library Museum Store the day of the event.

If you are unable to attend, click here to purchase signed copies of the book and we’ll ship the day after her appearance.

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Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jo-haldeman-author-of-in-the-shadow-of-the-white-house-tickets-32311096359

Venue

Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
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Phone:
714.993.5075