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By Douglas Brinkley Luke A. Nichter | Comments: ( 354 ) | Date: ( Mar 29, 2020 )

The famous and infamous Nixon White House tapes that reveal President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words 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 percThe famous and infamous Nixon White House tapes that reveal President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words 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.The Nixon Tapes, with annotations and commentary by Nichter and Professor Douglas Brinkley, offers a selection of fascinating scenes from the year Nixon opened relations with China, negotiated the SALT I arms agreement with the Soviet Union, and won a landslide reelection victory All the while, the growing shadow of Watergate and Nixon s political downfall crept ever closer The Nixon Tapes provides a unique glimpse into a flawed president s hubris, paranoia, and political genius.


  • Title: The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
  • Author: Douglas Brinkley Luke A. Nichter
  • ISBN: 9780544274150
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Douglas Brinkley Luke A. Nichter

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him America s new past master His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.



Comments The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972

  • Stuart

    Two very smart, awful men talk and talk. Kind of like a David Mamet play except with brains. Probably not of interest to many people. But for me, this is the cat's meow.


  • Leslie

    You know how when a group of people are thinking out loud, their sentences are not complete or even coherent ? OK, now imagine you have 742 pages of "thinking out loud" in a book. Let me give you an example. Take this conversation, PLEASE. Nixon and Kissinger discuss the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks. The “they” refer to are the Soviet negotiaters:Kissinger: Yeah. I thought they'd give us one more year of -- they just -- you see, -- if -Nixon: Henry, if you get any kind of a letter or any [...]


  • MelissaI

    by Douglas G. Brinkley I think it's safe to say as a self admitted slower reader that within the short time I've had this book, that I didn't read every word from front to back in such a short time considering its size. However, I did win this and wanted to make sure I rated and left my thoughts asap. I can say as one who has 'always' been fascinated with history, even more fascinated with American presidents and seriously 'love' books with journal entries, diary entries, from my acting dream I [...]


  • Jim Gallen

    “The Nixon Tapes” is a collection of White House moments as recorded in President Nixon’s secret taping system. The authors set the stage in the Introduction. The tapes had gone back to FDR and were urged upon Nixon by LBJ. Nixon thought that the tapes would help clear the historical record, not destroy his presidency. The authors have searched the hours of tapes of 1971-1972 to select the many snippets presented on these pages.The value of this book is the vision it gives of the unguarded [...]


  • Rob Port

    I was intrigued by the premise behind this work. By now we all know about Watergate and Nixon's infamous tapes. For excellent reasons it is the scandal that defined Nixon's presidency. But there was more to Nixon than Watergate and this book sets out to explore that ground using the tapes as their only material. What we are presented with is a curated batch of excerpts from the transcripts of the pre-Watergate tapes. What you find is that there is nothing all that revealing in them. There are hu [...]


  • Michael Linton

    This books would be best read for those that have a deep background on the Russia and China negotiations and the Vietnam War. It really should be sub-titled (discussions of Russia, China, and the Vietnam War). I plan on re-reading this book again when I'm knowledgeable of these topics at the time. What's most interesting is how strategic Nixon was. Here's an excerpt from the book that is interesting and amusing in contrast to current president Trump:KISSINGER: And on the press, I'm in complete a [...]


  • David Bales

    Exhaustingly detailed, I unfortunately question some of the editing that was done, and am critical of some of the conversations that were left out. Most of the conversations are between Nixon and Henry Kissinger, although Haldeman, Erlichman, William Rogers and many others turn up occasionally, (George H.W. Bush is in one but doesn't speak at all in what must have been at least a 30 minute encounter.) Much of the tapes are unbearably detailed and can be quite boring; most of it is about Vietnam [...]


  • Kevin Kizer

    Interesting look behind the scenes at the terribly tumultuous Nixon presidency. Since the book is basically transcripts, it helps to have more than a basic knowledge of the era. It shows that Nixon was an intelligent, savvy and callous guy, who was intimately involved with foreign policy and politics. So much so, he (and Kissinger) had no problem escalating the war in some vicious and nasty ways (all -- as they say over and over -- in order to achieve peace). Some examples:"We're going to do it [...]


  • Michael Griswold

    Right up front I should say that the Nixon Tapes 1971-72 is not a read for the faint of heart. It is 723 pages of fairly dense reading covering topics ranging from opening relations with China, Salt I negotiations with the Soviet Union, the Vietnam conflict both in war and peace talks, and to a lesser extent his domestic political fortunes in the election of 1972. Notably missing is virtually any discussion of Watergate and of course the nineteen minutes of blank tape, but that is probably lost [...]


  • Rich Meyer

    I really tried to like this one, since I grew up in this era, but this book was too mind-numblingly dull to finish. I managed to get about 20% into it before being glad it was a library book and I could just make if go *poof* from my Kindle. I would've thought this had the potential to be a fascinating look at a President and the Office of the President in a very difficult time, but the transcripts of the conversations, mostly between Nixon and Kissinger, were dull beyond belief. About the only [...]


  • Judy

    When Lyndon Baines Johnson was leaving office, he suggested to incoming President Richard Nixon that he might want to tape conversations in the Oval Office in order to protect the historical record. While Nixon initially resisted, in 1971 he had voice activated recording devices installed in both the White House and Camp David. In this volume, Douglas Brinkley and Nixon-tape specialist Luke A. Nichter offer a collection of recordings that were captured between 1971 to February 1973 and cover suc [...]


  • Charles Kerns

    This is more of a reference book. I should have bought the digital, searchable version. Usually I want to look up the discussion that led to some decision, usually in foreign policy or internal intrigue. For example, when the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the military put a spy in Kissenger's office to steal his papers and copy them--Nixon: Prosecuting is a possibility for the joint chiefs."Or on Vietnam: "we should have flushed it down the drain three years ago, blamed Johnson and Kennedy." Sometime [...]


  • Robert Rifkin

    The Nixon Tapes, edited by Douglas Brinkley. President Nixon left behind a mountain of tapes that revealed secrets of the White House he perhaps never intended for public consumption. Many of the tapes formed the basis for the Watergate prosecutions, but most were kept secret until their recent release by the National Archives in Washington. Brinkley does a yeoman’s job or organizing and presenting these explosive documents and this is a fascinating glimpse behind a very closed curtain or secr [...]


  • V Mckain

    Guess I didn't really know what I was getting into on this one I tried to read it but finally ended up just reading the authors synopsis for each section because I couldn't wrap my hear around the actual transcriptions


  • Stavra

    This book is actually simply transcripts of the Nixon tapes. It's a fascinating glimpse into that period, and makes a great companion piece to the PBS series of the same name.


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