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NIXON • POLICIES AND PERSONALITY: CONSEQUENTIAL AND CONTROVERSIAL!

Join the Duquesne Club Literary Society for a panel discussion on two books about former President Richard Nixon - Dwight Chapin's "The President's Man" and John Roy Price's "The Last Liberal Republican."

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NIXON • POLICIES AND PERSONALITY: CONSEQUENTIAL AND CONTROVERSIAL!
NIXON • POLICIES AND PERSONALITY: CONSEQUENTIAL AND CONTROVERSIAL!

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pittsburgh, 325 Sixth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

About the event

Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. NIXON • POLICIES AND PERSONALITY: CONSEQUENTIAL AND CONTROVERSIAL! Featuring authors Dwight Chapin and John Roy Price, moderated by Pulitzer Prize Winner David Shribman (sponsored by the Duquesne Club Literary Society)  

NOTE DRESS CODE DESCRIPTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. 

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WHO IS NOT PROPERLY ATTIRED.

Join the Duquesne Club Literary Society for a fascinating presentation and panel discussion centered around two books about former President Richard Nixon – Dwight Chapin’s The President's Man: The Memoirs of Nixon's Trusted Aide and John Roy Price’s The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider's Perspective on Nixon's Surprising Social Policy.  Two individuals who were present during Nixon's presidency will share their inside White House story, fifty years later, and answer questions. This promises to be an entertaining and educational evening of revealing conversation.  

Enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception from 6:00 – 6:20 p.m., followed by the presentation, Q&A, and book signing.  

About the Authors 

Dwight Chapin 

Dwight Chapin served as personal aide and then deputy assistant to President Richard Nixon. He served as acting chief of protocol for the President's 1972 historic trip to China. After his time in the White House, Chapin was publisher of Success Magazine, then managing director Asia, for Hill and Knowlton Public Relations. For the last twenty-five years he has managed his own consulting firm focused on communications and strategic planning. He lives in Riverside, Connecticut.  

John Roy Price

 After a distinguished 29-year career with JP Morgan/Chase, John Price retired as president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. During the first Nixon administration he was special assistant to the president of the United States and executive secretary of the Council for Urban Affairs and the Council for Rural Affairs. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Livingston, Montana.  

About Our Moderator

David Shribman

After ten years as the Washington bureau chief of The Boston Globe, David Shribman became executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2003. Mr. Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995. His column, "National Perspective," is syndicated to more than 50 papers nationally, and he is a contributing editor of Fortune magazine.  

About the Books 

The President's Man: The Memoirs of Nixon's Trusted Aide 

Dwight Chapin  

In this memoir Chapin takes readers on an extraordinary historic journey; presenting an insider’s view of America’s most enigmatic President. Chapin will relate his memorable experiences with the people who shaped the future: Henry Kissinger, his close friend Bob Haldeman, Choi En-lai, Pat Nixon, the embittered Spiro Agnew, J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Sinatra, Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, young and ambitious Roger Ailes, and John Dean. It’s a story that ranges from Coretta Scott King to Elvis Presley, from the wonder of entering a closed Chinese society to the Oval Office, and concludes with startling new insights and conclusions about the break-in that brought down Nixon’s presidency.  

The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider's Perspective on Nixon's Surprising Social Policy 

John Roy Price  

The Last Liberal Republican is a memoir from one of Nixon's senior domestic policy advisors. John Roy Price-a member of the moderate wing of the Republican Party, a cofounder of the Ripon Society, and an employee on Nelson Rockefeller's campaigns - joined Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and later John D. Ehrlichman, in the Nixon White House to develop domestic policies, especially on welfare, hunger, and health. Based on those policies, and the internal White House struggles around them, Price places Nixon firmly in the liberal Republican tradition of President Theodore Roosevelt, New York governor Thomas E. Dewey, and President Eisenhower.  Price makes a valuable contribution to our evolving scholarship and understanding of the Nixon presidency. Nixon himself lamented that he would be remembered only for Watergate and China. The Last Liberal Republican provides firsthand insight into key moments regarding Nixon's political and policy challenges in the domestic social policy arena. Price offers rich detail on the extent to which Nixon and his staff straddled a precarious balance between a Democratic-controlled Congress and an increasingly powerful conservative tide in Republican politics.  

$50.00 per person

DRESS CODE - THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE TO THE CLUBHOUSE UNLESS PROPERLY ATTIRED

For males, attire may include: collared shirts, turtleneck sweaters, knit or golf type shirts with collars, tucked into tailored trousers, khakis or dark denim* (in good taste). Casual shoe options (not including athletic shoes or sneakers) may include: soft sole walking shoes such as Allbirds, suede oxfords, suede desert boots, slip-on leather or suede driving moccasins.   

For females, attire may include: blouses, shirts with collars, sweaters paired with tailored skirts, slacks, leather pants, or dark denim* (in good taste).   Casual shoe options (not including athletic shoes or sneakers) may include: soft sole walking shoes such as Allbirds, Everlane flats, slip-on leather or suede driving moccasins.    

*Note: denim must be dark or black only. No low, tight, baggy or faded jeans are permitted.

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