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Douglas Brinkley - The Nixon Tapes
Professor of History and Fellow, James Baker, III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Monday, November 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley has written books about heroes and a hurricane — and now he has a book about a president who was the center of a storm.

He and Luke Nichter, a history professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, produced The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, a collection of caught-on-tape conversations from the Nixon administration's assorted "bugs." The volume focuses not on Watergate (already highly publicized, the authors reasoned) but on other key areas of Nixon's time in office: The Vietnam War, the opening of China, the U.S.-Soviet Union relationship, domestic issues, personalities and additional topics.

Kirkus Reviews declared that The Nixon Tapes 1971-1972 "will be a primary resource for a generation of scholarship on Nixon’s foreign policy efforts." Professor Brinkley's prolific literary career includes the biography of CBS' legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite (Cronkite was the 2012 Washington Post Book of the Year) and The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, winner of the 2007 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Professor Brinkley is the only World Affairs Council speaker to have been nominated for a Grammy with movie star Johnny Depp. They were nominated for the liner notes they wrote for the documentary film about their mutual friend: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S. Thompson.

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6:15 PM Program & Book Signing
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306 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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