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, August 23, 2017

Meet Douglas Schoen

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Meet Douglas Schoen

Author of America in the Age of Trump: Opportunities and Oppositions in an Unsettled World

Free Event Admission

Fox News contributor and influential pollster Doug Schoen will offer his unique assessment of the Trump presidency and the opportunities and challenges that face our nation.

Doug Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for more than 30 years. A founding partner and principal strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, he is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sven Kraemer, Author of “Inside the Cold War from Marx to Reagan”

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Sven Kraemer, Author of Inside the Cold War from Marx to Reagan

Lecture and Book Signing

Free Event Admission

The author of Inside the Cold War from Marx to Reagan, an unprecedented new guide to the roots, history, strategies and key official documents of the Cold War, will discuss: Richard Nixon’s “Détente” Cold War Strategy in Historical Context: Lessons for Today.

Sven Kraemer brings a unique historical perspective to his understanding of Richard Nixon’s Cold War strategy of “détente.” Educated at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley, he served as a US civil servant in eight administrations with six presidents, including on the National Security Council staff in the White House with Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan and eight National Security Advisors. He also served in the Office Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and GW Bush administrations and in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate and House.

Books will be available for purchase from the Nixon Library Museum Store.

Moderated by Luke A. Nichter, Nixon tapes expert and professor of history at Texas A&M 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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