Books by Luke A. Nichter:

     
    The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and the Making of the Cold War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

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

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“Equal parts statesman and public servant, Lodge sacrificed personal ambition for the good of his country. The Last Brahmin is a worthy endeavor to honor a distinguished figure.”

-Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State

 

“Combining vast research with a stylish narrative, Luke Nichter reminds us why Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., his life synonymous with the American Century, remains the best in the best and the brightest.”

-Richard Norton Smith, author of On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

 

“'A nineteenth-century figure dropped into the high-level politics of the more visceral twentieth century.' Luke Nichter in his meticulously researched biography not only gets Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. right. He also brilliantly captures the mismatch between Lodge's patrician persona and the low morass -- namely America's Vietnam War -- into which he sank. A scholarly yet highly readable tour de force.”

-Niall Ferguson, author of Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist

 

“Luke Nichter, one of America's leading young historians, restores Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to his central place in mid-20th century U.S. history, in shaping both America's constructive internationalism and its tragic intervention in Vietnam. The Last Brahmin is an impressive achievement."

-Thomas A. Schwartz, author of Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography

 

     
     
 
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 publication is a translated version of The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, co-authored with Douglas Brinkley. It was published in two volumes: 1971 (472 pgs.) and 1972 (1,020 pgs.).

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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.

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“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.

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    Lyndon B. Johnson: Pursuit of Populism, Paradox of Power (First Men, America's Presidents Series). New York: Nova History Publishers, 2013.

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    George W. Bush: Life of Privilege, Leadership in Crisis (First Men, America's Presidents Series). New York: Nova History Publishers, 2012.

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