Jeffrey Frank: Nixon and the Civil Rights Movement
Commonwealth Club - Commonwealth Club
Veteran journalist Frank presents groundbreaking narrative of the relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon – from the politics that divided them to the marriage that united their families. Frank’s book Ike and Dick relates much that occurred out of public view, such as the sensitive discussions among senior staffers concerned about Nixon’s proper role when Eisenhower suffered illnesses that might have incapacitated him. Based on deep archival research and interviews with dozens of men and women who knew and worked with both men, including family members, it offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and Eisenhower, the legendary general, a distant man with a warm smile, who could, and did, make Nixon’s life miserable.