Evening With Richard Norton Smith

Oct 28, 2014

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will join us to share his new biography of American icon Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms (to be published by Random House on 10/21/14). The biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and some two hundred interviews, including Rockefeller’s own unpublished reminiscences.

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 and other programs.

Copies of On His Own Terms will be available for sale and signing that evening. More details about this event will be posted as the date approaches.

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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LBJ Presidential Library
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