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National Archives and Los Angeles Public Library Host Journalist Elizabeth Drew on June 21
Press Release ยท Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Press Release
June 12, 2007

National Archives and Los Angeles Public Library Host Journalist Elizabeth Drew on June 21

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Yorba Linda, CA…The National Archives and Records Administration and the Los Angeles Public Library will co-host a lecture and book signing by Elizabeth Drew, Washington journalist and writer, on Thursday, June 21, at noon at Central Library in downtown Los Angeles.

This program was previously scheduled to take place at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda at 7 p.m. It has been rescheduled due to a conflict on the author’s schedule.

Drew will discuss her new book, Richard M. Nixon, which offers an intimate and surprising portrait of a complex man. She argues that President Nixon’s inner life offers the key to understanding his Presidency, and contends that the Watergate affair that ended his Presidency was both an overreach of executive power and a Shakespearean tragedy.

Timothy Naftali, director of the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives and director-designate of the Federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, will provide introductory remarks. “I welcome Ms. Drew’s visit as a symbol of the ‘big tent’ public programming approach of the future Federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum,” Naftali said. (The private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace will enter the National Archives system of Presidential libraries later this year, at which point it will become the Federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.)

This program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Central Library's Taper Auditorium. Central Library is located at 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, California. Its telephone number is (213) 228-7000.

Elizabeth Drew is the former Washington correspondent for The New Yorker