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Luke A. Nichter

Biography

Luke A. Nichter

Luke Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University - Central Texas. He is a noted expert on the Nixon tapes as a result of his efforts to digitize the nearly 4,000 hours of recordings he makes available online as a public service, and he is the author of an ongoing petition before the District Court for the District of Columbia to open Watergate-related government records still sealed in the National Archives. Nichter's work has been reported on by the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press.

Luke A. Nichter

Books by Luke A. Nichter

by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter - History, Nonfiction, Politics

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David --- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than five percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.

by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter - History, Nonfiction, Politics

When THE NIXON TAPES: 1971–1972 was published in August 2014, it captivated media attention for its many revelations. Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter’s heroic efforts to transcribe and annotate the highlights of more than 3,700 hours of recorded conversations provided an unprecedented and fascinating window into the inner workings of a momentous presidency. Now, with a concluding volume to cover the final year of the Nixon taping system, Brinkley and Nichter tell the rest of the story --- once again with revelations on every page.