Richard Norton Smith presents On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Nov 6, 2014, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Nov 6, 2014
Richard Norton Smith will present his book On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller on Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free! No registration required for the presentation.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church.
An Author's Reception will be in the Fellowship area at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.
Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller’s improbable rise to the governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. A frustrated architect turned master builder, an avid collector of art and an unabashed ladies’ man, “Rocky” promoted fallout shelters and affordable housing with equal enthusiasm. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son’s unsolved disappearance (and the grisly theories it spawned), the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller’s was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. On His Own Terms, a masterpiece of the biographer’s art, vividly captures the soaring optimism and polarizing politics of this American Original.