The blueprint for Nixon’s downfall, based on tapes released from 2010 to 2013, most of which have never been published
When The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972 was published in August of 2014, it jumped immediately onto the New York Times bestseller list and captivated media attention for its many revelations. Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter’s heroic efforts to transcribe and annotate the highlights of more than 3,700 hours of recorded conversations provided an unprecedented and fascinating window into the inner workings of a momentous presidency. Now, with a concluding volume to cover the final year of the Nixon taping system, Brinkley and Nichter tell the rest of the story — once again with revelations on every page, including:
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Endlessly fascinating . . . Essential for students of late-twentieth-century history and the American presidency. Kirkus Reviews
[A] monumental effort . . . Astonishing. Austin American-Statesman
Between 1971 and 1973, President Richard Nixon s voice-activated tape recorders captured 3,700 hours of conversations. Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter s intrepid two-volume transcription and annotation of the highlights of this essential archive provides an unprecedented and fascinating window into the inner workings of a momentous presidency.
The Nixon Tapes: 1973 tells the concluding chapter of the story, the final year of taping, covering such events as the Vietnam cease-fire, the Wounded Knee standoff, and, of course, the Watergate investigation. Once again, there are revelations on every page. With Nixon s landslide 1972 reelection victory receding into the background and the scandal that would scuttle the administration looming, The Nixon Tapes: 1973 reveals the inside story of the tragedy that followed the triumph.
A priceless . . . historical document . . . Readers will enjoy the editors insightful introductions. Publishers Weekly
Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, a presidential historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Rightful Heritage and The Great Deluge. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Luke A. Nichter is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University, Central Texas. He is the author of Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World. He lives in Harker Heights, Texas."
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