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The White House tapes : eavesdropping on the President

Author: John Prados
Publisher: New York : The New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Audio book, etc.   Sound Recording : English
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Contains complete transcripts of recorded phone conversations by presidents as they shaped historic events of the 20th century. Includes historical prefaces to each conversation offering context and identifying participants, and an extended introduction by John Prados telling the complete story of presidential recordings.
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Genre/Form: History
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Audiotapes
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Prados
ISBN: 1565848527 9781565848528
OCLC Number: 52828968
Notes: Boxed set includes book and a CD case with 9 CDs, all in a slipcase (26 cm.).
Credits: Published in collaboration with American Radioworks.
Description: xviii, 331 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm + 9 audio discs
Details: Includes eight sound discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) of secret recordings made by eight U.S. presidents, and one sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) of a recording from the radio documentary "White House tapes: the President calling."
Contents: Franklin D. Roosevelt --
Harry S. Truman --
Dwight D. Eisenhower --
John F. Kennedy --
Lyndon B. Johnson --
Richard M. Nixon --
Gerald R. Ford --
Ronald Reagan. CONTENTS OF CDs. Disc 1. Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower --
Discs 2-3. Kennedy --
Discs 4-5. Johnson --
Disc 6-7. Nixon --
Disc 8. Ford and Regan --
Disc 9. Documentary disc: Introduction, Kennedy; Johnson; Nixon, Conclusion. Franklin D. Roosevelt --
September 27, 1940: President Roosevelt meets with African American leaders --
October 4, 1940: President Roosevelt meets with Speaker Sam Rayburn and Representative John McCormick --
Harry S. Truman --
Unknown dates, 1947-48: President Truman, telephone conversations --
Dwight D. Eisenhower --
January 7, 1955: President Eisenhower meets with Senator Walter George on the Bricker Amendment --
John F. Kennedy --
August 28, 1963: President Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders --
October 29, 1963: President Kennedy meets with his National Security Council on the question of supporting a coup in South Vietnam --
Lyndon B. Johnson --
March 2, 1964: President Johnson discusses Vietnam with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara --
March 4, 1964: President Johnso discusses Vietnam with State Department policy planner Walt W. Rostow --
March 4, 1964: President Johnson discusses Vietnam and his Rostow conversation with National Security advisor McGeorge Bundy --
June 9, 1964: President Johnson discusses Vietnam with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara --
June 23, 1964: President Johnson discusses the investigation of deaths of three civil rights workers in Mississippi with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (in two conversations) --
August 3,1964: President Johnson discusses an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara (in two conversations) --
August 4, 1964: The Gulf of Tonkin incident continues--President Johnson discusses bombing North Vietnam with Robert S. McNamara (in four conversations) --
August 4, 1964: FBI finds the bodies of slain civil rights workers--President Johnson discusses events with FBI Deputy Director "Deke" DeLoach, political advisor Lee White, and Mississippi Governor Paul Johnson (in four conversations, interrupted by another call from Robert S. McNamara) --
August 4, 1964: The Gulf of Tonkin incident continues--President Johnson discusses U.S. retaliation with Defens Secretary Robert S. McNamara --
August 4, 1964: Conversations about the slain civil rights workers continued --
Richard M. Nixon --
March 26, 1971: President Nixon meets with his National Security Council on Vietnam, the invasion of Laos, and other issues in the war --
February 1, 1972: President Nixon meets with evangelist Billy Graham --
June 23, 1972: President Nixon holds meetings with White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman on handling the Watergate break-in controversy--the "smoking gun" tape (in three conversations) --
Gerald R. Ford --
July 17, 1975: President Ford talks to American and Russian astronauts aboard the docked Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft on a joint orbital mission --
September 1, 1975: President Ford discusses Middle East truce agreements with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat --
Ronald Reagan --
November 25, 1986: President Reagan's public statement accepting the resignation of National Security advisor Admiral John Poindexter over the Iran-Contra affair --
December 1, 1986: President Reagan makes opening remarks at the initial meeting of the Special Review Board (Tower Commission) created to review White House participation in the Iran-Contra affair --
December 2, 1986: President Reagan's address to the nation on the Iran-Contra affair --
December 4, 1986: President Reagan makes remarks and answers a few questions from reporters at his first meeting with new National Security advisor Frank C. Carlucci --
December 6, 1986: President Reagan makes new explanations of the Iran-Contra affair in a weekend radio speech.
Responsibility: [compiled, with commentary by] John Prados.

Abstract:

Contains complete transcripts of recorded phone conversations by presidents as they shaped historic events of the 20th century. Includes historical prefaces to each conversation offering context and identifying participants, and an extended introduction by John Prados telling the complete story of presidential recordings.

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