Books by Luke A. Nichter:

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The Making of the President, 1968: Johnson, Humphrey, Nixon, and Wallace.
New Haven: Yale University Press, expected 2022.

Winner of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2020-2021.
     
Cover TBD  
The Deputy: The Life of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Update: Hardcover edition expected September 22, 2020.

Winner of National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Grant for 2017-2018.

  

     
 
尼克松录音带(1971—1972). 北京: 生活.读书.新知三联书店, 2019.

[The Nixon Tapes (1971-1972). Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2019.]

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Author's note: This volume is a version of The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, co-authored with Douglas Brinkley.

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The Nixon Tapes: 1973
(with Douglas Brinkley). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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Winner (along with The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972) of the 2017 Arthur S. Link - Warren F. Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing, awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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“Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter…have compiled a huge, fascinating and devastatingly accurate portrait of the 37th president.”

-Martin F. Nolan, San Francisco Chronicle

 

“A trove of undiscovered secrets…very few people have actually listened to more than a few hours of tapes...any student of the Nixon tapes should start at Nichter’s meticulous site.”

-Evan Thomas, The Atlantic

 

“Nichter has spent the last decade listening to almost 3,000 hours of secretly recorded White House tapes of Nixon being Nixon…that work has given him a unique perspective.”

-Del Wilber, Bloomberg

 

     
   
Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World
. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Update: Paperback published May 25, 2017.

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“Extremely well-researched, well-written, and carefully balanced...Luke Nichter has brilliantly filled a major gap in our understanding of the administration's foreign policy.”

-Melvin Small, Wayne State University

 

“Steeped in transatlantic archives and written for a general audience, Richard Nixon and Europe is a landmark contribution.”

-Irwin F. Gellman, Franklin & Marshall College

 

“Impressively researched and persuasively argued, Luke Nichter's book fills an important gap in the literature of the Nixon presidency...Nichter has written a fascinating narrative of Nixon's efforts.”

-Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University

  

     
 
A New York Times Bestseller:

The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
(with Douglas Brinkley). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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Winner (along with The Nixon Tapes: 1973) of the 2017 Arthur S. Link - Warren F. Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing, awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-A-Million / IndieBound / Powell's / HMH

 

“The largest set of transcripts yet published…a Herculean effort.”

-John Lewis Gaddis, Wall Street Journal

 

“Well-documented…a unique record for history.”

-Peter Baker, New York Times

 

“Brinkley’s reputation is well known…With The Nixon Tapes, Nichter makes a legitimate claim to that mantle, too.”

-Ray Locker, USA Today

     
    Richard M. Nixon: In the Arena, from Valley to Mountaintop (First Men, America's Presidents Series). New York: Nova History Publishers, 2014.

Update: Mandarin version to be published by Renmin University of China Press.
     
    Lyndon B. Johnson: Pursuit of Populism, Paradox of Power (First Men, America's Presidents Series). New York: Nova History Publishers, 2013.
     
    George W. Bush: Life of Privilege, Leadership in Crisis (First Men, America's Presidents Series). New York: Nova History Publishers, 2012.