Evan Thomas, former editor at large of Newsweek and bestselling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder, will be at Barrett Bookstore, 314 Heights Road on Sunday, evening, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. to speak and sign copies of his new biography Being Nixon: A Man Divided.
An announcement from Barrett Bookstore
Everyone thinks they know Richard Nixon. His “Tricky Dick,” persona has come to define his perception. Mr. Thomas disposes of this version of Nixon and creates a three dimensional portrait of a complex man filled with both light and darkness.
This wonderfully composed character study of the United State’s most infamous president dispels the common myths associated with Nixon while providing an intimate and evenhanded look at him in all his strangeness (Nixon’s chief of staff H.R. Haldeman called him “the weirdest man he ever met”).
Call (203) 655-2712 to reserve a seat.
Thomas interviewed 35 Nixon aides and went through recently released tapes and archives in order to piece together this carefully composed biography.
Balancing a wide range of historical accounts, Thomas reveals the complexities and contradictions behind the politician whose vision and foresight led him to achieve detente with the Soviet Union and open China ― but whose use of underhanded political tactics earned him a reputation as a schemer long before the Watergate scandal.
The result is a surprising, engaging look at a man capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness: a balanced and often surprising look at our most controversial president.
“We always look forward to a new book from one of our favorite authors, and are delighted Evan Thomas has taken time from his busy schedule to come to Darien, one of the few stops on his tour,” said Sheila Daley, owner of Barrett Bookstore.
There is no charge for this event, but please call 203-655-2712 to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.