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Celeb Salon: Jack Farrell
Monday, May 7, 2018, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Hosted by Annie Groer
2500 Q Street, NW, Apt. 640
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You may purchase up to 5 tickets for this event. If the event is full and you want to be placed on a waiting list, contact Ann Talty. Refund only if Celeb cancels or reschedules for a date you cannot attend.
John Aloysius Farrell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Nixon: The Life, a biography of that most enigmatic 37th president of the United States who continues to haunt the nation.
Before tackling Richard Nixon, he wrote well received books about famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and former House Speaker Tip ("all politics are local") O'Neill.
"Farrell's blockbuster portrait of Nixon is revelatory - filled with fresh reporting shedding new light on the roots of our own dark political moment. He shows that dirty tricks, October Surprises, and anti-elitist resentment were among the gifts Nixon bequeathed to our own presidential politics," says Jane Mayer, New Yorker staff writer and author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.
In a 2017 New York Times op-ed, Farrell revealed that Nixon personally directed a secret campaign to scuttle Lyndon Johnson's October, 1968 peace initiative. Fellow historians call this the missing piece to the history of the Vietnam war.
Farrell is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine and a contributor to The Atlantic, after a prize-winning journalism career, most notably at The Denver Post, National Journal and The Boston Globe, where he worked as White House correspondent and served on the vaunted Spotlight team.
Jack's previous books are Clarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned, a biography of America's greatest defense lawyer, and of Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century, the definitive account of the storied Boston pol.