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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with Michael Dobbs, Author of King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, An American Tragedy
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Tuesday, Jun. 1, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Michael Dobbs, author of King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, An American Tragedy. Kirkus Reviews calls this book “spellbinding [and] masterful…A riveting portrait of ambition, hubris, betrayal, and the downfall of an American president."

Drawing on thousands of hours of newly-released taped recordings, Dobbs takes us into the heart of the Watergate conspiracy, recreating these traumatic events in cinematic detail. He captures the growing paranoia of the principal players and their desperate attempts to deflect blame as the noose tightens around them.  He allows us to eavesdrop on Nixon plotting with his aides and raging at his enemies, while also finding time for affectionate moments with his family. The result is an unprecedentedly vivid, close-up portrait of a president facing his greatest crisis.

Dobbs was a long-time reporter for The Washington Post, covering the collapse of communism as a foreign correspondent, and he has taught at Princeton, Georgetown, and the University of Michigan. He is the author of a Cold War trilogy that includes Down with Big Brother, One Minute to Midnight, and Six Months in 1945.
 
Copies of King Richard will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, on the day of the program.

If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.
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