Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

WED, JUN 20, 2007 (1:10:56)

Robert Dallek discusses his new book Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. This epic biography is about two unlikely leaders who came together to dominate American and world affairs. Tapping into recently disclosed documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger’s tumultuous personal relationship, their collaboration and rivalry, and the extent to which they struggled to outdo each other in the reach of foreign policy achievements. Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power gives us a new understanding of just how important and consequential these two men were in affecting world history.

+ BIO: Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek is a historian specializing in U.S. presidents and was a history professor at Boston University. Previously, he taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and Oxford University. Dallek is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, where served as president in 2004-2005. He is the author of ten books, including The New York Times best-sellers, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, and Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history for the latter book. Dallek is the recipient of the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching.

Atlanta History Center
American Experience: The Presidents Series