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WHO: Ray Locker
WHAT: Nixon's Gamble Book Signing
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library


After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon promised the assembled crowd: “Goverment will listen.” But that same day, he obliterated those pledges of greater citizen control of government by signing National Security Decision Memorandum 2, a document that made sweeping changes to the national security power structure. In Nixon's Gamble: How A President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration, USA Today reporter Ray Locker upends much of the conventional wisdom about the Nixon administration and its impact and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values. In doing so, Nixon sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today.

"The story we only thought we knew. Ray Locker gives us back our lost perspective on Richard Nixon and the governance we inherited from his tragedy. This courageous, graceful book is a major achievement and lasting public service.”
--Roger Morris, author of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician

Ray Locker is the Washington enterprise editor at USA Today, where he supervises their coverage of the White House, military, money in politics and health care, as well as works with reporters doing investigative work throughout the Washington bureau. Nixon's Gamble is his first book and is the result of years of interest in Nixon and current events.
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