Evening With Richard Norton Smith

Oct 28, 2014

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will join us October 28 at 6:00 p.m. 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biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred interviews, including Rockefeller’s own unpublished reminiscences, to capture one of the most charismatic figures in American politics and culture.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.

The Store at LBJ will host a signing of On His Own Terms in the upper Auditorium lobby from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.  Copies of the book will be available for sale that evening and are now available in The Store at LBJ online and onsite.  Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  A response is required to attend. Please return the postcard enclosed with your invitation or email friends@lbjlibrary.net by October 20. The doors will open at 5:15 p.m.  Please bring your membership cards for admittance; your membership card will serve as your ticket.  Guests will be admitted for a fee of $10 each.  A reception will follow in the Great Hall.

The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St.  Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Free parking is available in the Library visitors’ lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:00 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis.

Interested in learning more? Annual members of the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level ($80) and above receive invitations and admission to our renowned speaker series, An Evening With, among other benefits. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River Street
Austin TX 78705

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