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Join us for a talk by author Zachary Jacobson on his new book On Nixon’s Madness: An Emotional History (Johns Hopkins University Press 2023).
About the book: On Nixon’s Madness combines biography with intellectual and cultural history. It will appeal to those interested in the late president, the presidency, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, grand strategy and the strategic minds of such hallowed but inscrutable leaders. Jacobson traces Nixon's life and career, looking at how he winced at the notion of his reputation for rage, and how he used that ill repute to his advantage. Publishers Weekly writes, “Jacobson is an astute observer and a graceful writer. This book brings one of America's most enigmatic presidents into sharper focus."
About the author: Jacobson received his doctorate in American history with a focus on the Cold War from Northwestern University. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, the New Republic, the New York Daily News, Vox and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He currently resides in Cambridge, MA.