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Douglas Brinkley has 2 upcoming events.

Aug
6
Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter - The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
This historic publication presents the transcription of nearly 4,000 hours of recorded conversations from Nixon’s presidency. Taped between 1971 and 1973, these frank discussions on topics ranging from détente with China to the SALT talks with the Soviets, from Nixon’s re-election campaign to the Watergate fallout, have been mostly unavailable to the public. Brinkley, Rice professor and author of bestselling histories including The Wilderness Warrior, worked closely with Luc Nichter, a Texas A&M history professor who has digitized thousands of hours of Nixon’s tapes and is active in the ongoing court battles to release more sealed Watergate documents. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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Aug
13
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY & LUKE NICHTER-The Nixon Tapes
BookPeople, Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Austin Author

Douglas Brinkley

& History Professor LUKE NICHTER

speaking and signing

The Nixon Tapes President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David between 1971 and 1973, yet only 5 percent of those conversations were ever transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. Tonight, bestselling Austin author joins Luke Nichter to discuss this important new book. About The Nixon Tapes:

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David -- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. For the first time, President Richard Nixon is revealed uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children. Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others.

Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on The Nixon Tapes. Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN's "American History TV" (seen in 41 million homes) and his work is periodically reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, 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. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Douglas Brinkley, Luke Nichter & your local independent bookstore!

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Douglas Brinkley has 1 media appearance.

Apr
18
Douglas Brinkley
Booknotes, Sunday, April 18, 1993
Douglas Brinkley discusses The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey.

Professor Brinkley discussed his book, The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey, the record of a two-month cross-country tour with eleven Hofstra students. The American culture-humanities "class" travelled in a specially-outfitted bus, stopping in Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago and many other cities, visiting historic sites, homes of famous writers, and other culturally important places. The author stressed that the students received college credit for this "travelling seminar" and were expected to read relevant books and were graded on their participation. (timspalding)… (more)

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