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The Presidents: Richard Nixon
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John A. Farrell, Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Thu, February 21, 2019 | 7 pm | $38 (Members $24) | 35 and under $10


John A. Farrell, who discovered the evidence that Richard Nixon interfered in President Johnson’s peace efforts in Vietnam during the 1968 presidential election, in conversation with Douglas Brinkley, discusses the life and career of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left the country in a darker age.

John A. Farrell is a former White House correspondent and Washington editor for the Boston Globe and the author of Richard Nixon: A Life, winner of the 2017 Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a bestselling author and serves as presidential historian for CNN and the New-York Historical Society.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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