Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts a variety of special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Meet Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Author of Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Free Event Admission

The first battle thriller from Mark Bowden since his #1 bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a significant turning point in the Vietnam War.

In conversation with Dr. Gregory Daddis, Director of the M.A. Program in War and Society at Chapman University.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

“Nixon and Europe,” A Lecture with Luke Nichter

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Luke Nichter

Lecture and Book Signing

White House Tapes expert and author of Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World

Free Event Admission

The U.S.-European relationship remains the closest and most important alliance in the world. Since 1945, successive American presidents each put their own touches on transatlantic relations, but the literature has reached only into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-9).

This first study of transatlantic relations during the era of Richard Nixon shows a complex, turbulent period during which the postwar period came to an end, and the modern era came to be on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of political, economic, and military relations.

Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on the Nixon tapes. His current book project is Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment, to be published by Yale University Press. Luke is also the co-author, with Douglas Brinkley, of the New York Times bestseller The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 and sequel volume, entitled The Nixon Tapes: 1973.
Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN’s American History TV and his work has appeared in or has been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, 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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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Devery Anderson, Author of “Emmett Till”

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Devery Anderson – Talk and Book Signing

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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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush In Conversation

Bush-daughters

West Coast Launch of “Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life”

Join First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush for the West Coast launch of Sisters First: Stories From our Wild and Wonderful Life, their new joint memoir, at the Nixon Library on Tues, Nov 7 at 7:30 PM.

The First Daughters will take you on their humorously revealing, life-defining journey through the White House fishbowl and beyond. They’ll share special memories and personal insights about their famous family, their unique roles as both presidential children and grandchildren, and their special bond as sisters. It’s a celebration of sisterhood you won’t want to miss!

Each ticket includes admission to the program, one autographed book ($28 value) and access to the library’s galleries, gardens and grounds.

To attend the President’s Council VIP reception, please contact nicole@nixonfoundation.org to become a President’s Council member.

Early bird ticket sales end August 18th.

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Jenna Bush Hager
is a correspondent on NBC’s Today Show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, written after she served as an intern with UNICEF in Latin America. She also co-authored the children’s books Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It! with her mother. She lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.

Barbara Pierce Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC has mobilized almost one thousand young leaders who believe health is a human right and who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. Previously, Barbara worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa, and interned with UNICEF in Botswana.