|When:||Back to Calendar August 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||Where:||Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
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The NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff calls Elizabeth Drew’s “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall” a “classic of American political journalism… Forty years later, it’s every bit as riveting.”
Marking the book’s new reissue with a brand-new afterword, the legendary Elizabeth Drew visits Arlington’s Central Library to look back 40 years at the only presidential resignation in American history and the scandal that brought him down.
An Atlantic and New Yorker veteran and regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, Drew will discuss what Watergate means in the 21st century and reflect on Richard M. Nixon’s remarkable ability to come back time and again, even after the ultimate political disgrace.
Copies of “Washington Journal” will be available for sale and signing during the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble, Clarendon.
Seating is free but limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Central Library is also featuring a temporary exhibition of Nixon and Watergate-related artifacts including a t-shirt urging readers “Don’t Buy Books By Crooks,” a late-1970s national campaign that was based in Arlington calling for a boycott of Nixon’s then-forthcoming memoirs.
Learn more about Author Talks at the Library.