Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts many special events and lectures throughout the year.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrew Roberts on “Churchill: Walking with Destiny”

Churchill
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

February 21 at 7pm

Awarded by both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 best books of 2018, Andrew Robert’s “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” is a landmark biography — based on extensive new material — of one of the great leader’s in 20th Century history.

When we think of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved?

In his research, Roberts’ gained access to extensive new material including the transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, and unpublished memoirs of contemporaries. The Royal Family also permitted Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to access the detailed diary notes taken by King George VI after weekly meetings with Churchill.

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War,” “Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945,” “Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble” and “Napoleon: A Life,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the Brit­ish Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Meet Robert J. Brown

Bob Brown website
Lecture and Book Signing

March 13, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Author of You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World

Special Assistant to President Nixon

Robert Brown has played a pivotal role alongside the great and the powerful of our time: trailing the mob in 1950s Harlem with a young Robert F. Kennedy; helping the white corporate leadership at Woolworth integrate their lunch counters; channeling money from American businesses to the Civil Rights movement; accompanying Coretta Scott King, at her request, to Memphis the day after her husband had been shot; advising President Nixon on how to support black entrepreneurship; becoming the only person allowed to visit Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town.

Robert Brown will take you behind the scenes to learn about pivotal moments in the 20th century and how the lessons he learned at his grandmother’s knee helped him shape America as we know it today.

You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right blends a heartwarming, historically fascinating account with memorable lessons that will speak to the dreamer in all of us.

Copies of You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right will be available for purchase at the Nixon Library Museum Store at the event.

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