Richard Norton Smith discusses new biography [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson. #DIG13678-103]

Evening With Richard Norton Smith

Oct 28, 2014

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Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith joined us October 28 to share his new biography of American icon Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller.  The biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred interviews, including Rockefeller’s own unpublished reminiscences, to capture one of the most charismatic figures in American politics and culture.

Richard Norton Smith is a nationally recognized biographer and presidential historian. Between 1987 and 2001, he served as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Ford presidential libraries. He spent the next five years as Founding Director of both the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Smith is also C-SPAN’s in-house historian and a frequent guest on The PBS News Hour.

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller is available in The Store at LBJ online and onsite. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

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