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Presidential Historian Luke Nichter at the Nixon Library

September 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presidential Historian Luke Nichter

Author of The Year That Broke Politics: Collusion and Chaos in the Presidential Election of 1968

Thursday, September 7, 2023

7:00 PM 

Book Talk and Signing

Register for an engaging lecture and book signing with Professor Luke Nichter, presidential historian and esteemed author of the groundbreaking new book, The Year That Broke Politics: Collusion and Chaos in the Presidential Election of 1968.

Step back to the tumultuous year of 1968, a period marked by a fiercely contested presidential race. Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former Vice President Richard Nixon, and former Alabama governor George Wallace were locked in a heated battle for the nation’s highest office. Against the backdrop of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, the American people grappled with deep divisions over the Vietnam War and pressing domestic issues like civil rights and rising crime.

Professor Nichter, draws on previously unexplored archives and extensive interviews to present a new perspective that challenges the conventional wisdom of this historic presidential election.

Luke Nichter, a distinguished professor of history and the James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies at Chapman University, is the acclaimed author of The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and the Making of the Cold War and The Nixon Tapes Vol. 1 and The Nixon Tapes Vol. 2

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to gain fresh insights into the 1968 presidential election and its far-reaching impact. Attendees will have the chance to have their books signed and engage with the author directly.


September 7, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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