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Vanity Fair Features The Nixon Tapes


August 2014 Issue on Newsstands July 15

The August 2014 issue of Vanity Fair features an excerpt from the upcoming book, The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter. The version available online is only a portion of the longer excerpt that appears in the print version of the magazine, covering pages 68-76.

The excerpt focuses on President Nixon's views on gay people, women, Henry Kissinger, the Kennedys, and a number of conversations having to do with U.S. foreign policy at the time, especially towards China, the Soviet Union, and the Vietnam War. The online version also features audio from

The print verson of the magazine goes on sale July 15, just two weeks before publication of the book, on July 29. The Vanity Fair excerpt includes only a small fraction of the tapes featured in the book, which provide enormous insight into the day-to-day life of the Nixon Oval Office.

The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 is on sale for preorder here:

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