Dwight Chapin Signing

Join us on Saturday, August 6th from 1-3 when Dwight Chapin will be signing his new book "The President's Man."

In time for the 50th anniversary of Watergate and President Nixon's pivotal trip to China, comes a trusted insider’s word on Nixon and Watergate from the man who served him from 1962 to 1973 as Personal Aide and then Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. Dwight Chapin was many things. He was an advisor, a confidante, and a friend. Most importantly, he knew Richard Nixon longer and more intimately than almost any other person outside Nixon’s family. As his personal aide and then Deputy Assistant in the White House, Chapin was with him in his most private and most public moments. He traveled with him, assisted, advised, strategized, campaigned, and learned from one of America’s most controversial presidents. As Bob Haldeman’s protege, Chapin worked with Henry Kissinger in opening China—then eventually went to prison in the aftermath of "Watergate" though he had no involvement in it.

In this memoir, Chapin takes readers on an extraordinary historic journey, presenting an insider’s view of America’s most enigmatic President. Chapin relates his memorable experiences with the people who shaped the future: Henry Kissinger, his close friend Bob Haldeman, Choi En-lai, Pat Nixon, the embittered Spiro Agnew, J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Sinatra, Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, young and ambitious Roger Ailes, and John Dean. THE PRESIDENT’S MAN is a story that ranges from Coretta Scott King to Elvis Presley, from acupuncture in a Chinese hospital to the Watergate scandal, and concludes with startling new insights and conclusions about the scandal that brought down Nixon’s presidency.

Dwight Chapin served as Personal Aide and then Deputy Assistant to President Richard Nixon with responsibility for the planning and execution of the President's schedule and appearances. He served as acting Chief of Protocol for the President's 1972 historic trip to China. After his time in the White House, Chapin was publisher of Success Magazine, then Managing Director Asia, for Hill and Knowlton Public Relations. For the last twenty-five years he has managed his own consulting firm focused on communications and strategic planning. He lives in Riverside, CT with his wife, Terry.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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The President's Man: The Memoirs of Nixon's Trusted Aide By Dwight Chapin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063074774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - February 15th, 2022

In time for the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s epic trips to China and Russia, as well as his incredible Watergate downfall, the man who was at his side for a decade as his aide and White House Deputy takes readers inside the life and administration of Richard Nixon.