Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daniel Krauthammer on “The Point of it All”


January 22 at 7:30pm

Daniel Krauthammer, the son of one of the most celebrated political thinkers of our time, the late Charles Krauthammer, will discuss his New York Times bestselling, powerful collection of his father’s most important works.

Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical, it features never before published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy.

“The Point of It all” is edited with an introduction by the author’s son, Daniel Krauthammer, who spent the past year close by his father’s side in the hospital, working together toward the book’s completion.

The book is a reminder of what made Charles Krauthammer the most celebrated American columnist and political thinker of his generation, a look at the man behind the words, and a lasting testament to his belief that anyone with an open and honest mind can grapple deeply with the most urgent questions in politics and life.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrew Roberts on “Churchill: Walking with Destiny”


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Roberts’ gained access to extensive new material including the transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, and unpublished memoirs of contemporaries.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.