Roger Stone, a former top aide to President Richard Nixon will stop by the East Colonial Barnes & Noble at 7pm for a book signing & discussion on his new book, Nixon’s Secrets.
By Jacob Engels
He’s been called “The keeper of the Nixon flame,” by longtime New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, a “professional lord of mischief” by Politico and a legendary conservative political hit man by The Hill – and has a career spanning nearly four decades in politics. Stone was the youngest member of the Nixon staff in 1972 and was credited with Nixon’s rehabilitation in his post-presidential years.
He’s advised Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Donald Trump & Bob Dole. In 2001, he was credited for orchestrating the “Brooks Brother’s Riot” that shut down the Miami-Dade recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush.
While he still remains heavily involved in the American political landscape, he has recently added author to his resume – pumping out a New York Times best-seller last year with “The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case Against LBJ,” as part of a book deal with New York based underground publisher, Skyhorse Publishing. He laid out the evidence and his insider knowledge, issuing a compelling & solid indictment of the former president, pegging him as an amoral psychopath who had orchestrated the murder of the beloved JFK, along with countless others during his rise to the presidency.
Stone signing copies of his NYT bestseller, The Man Who Killed Kennedy at a recent Santa Monica event.
Following the success of his first book, the longtime Nixon aide – who famously had the former presidents face tattooed on his back, is out with another bombshell. This time it focuses on a man who he spent years advising, Richard Milhous Nixon.
Stone claims the CIA tried twice to kill Nixon in Miami in 1972. Nixon further inflamed the CIA for demanding their records on the Bay Of Pigs and the JFK assassination. “CIA Director Richard Helms and Nixon had so much on each other that neither could breathe” says Sen. Howard Baker in Stone’s book. When Baker asked Nixon who really killed JFK, Nixon barked “you don’t want to know” according to CBS producer Don Hewitt.
Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to the White House in 1968 following his razor-thin loss to John F. Kennedy in 1960. He goes on to explore Nixon’s disastrous campaign for Governor of California in 1962 and the greatest comeback in American presidential history.
In Nixon’s Secrets, Stone reveals how the Kennedy’s wiretapped Nixon’s hotel room the night before the historically infamous 1960 Nixon-Kennedy debate, and stole Nixon’s medical records from his psychiatrist’s office. Stone lays out how Kennedy running mate Lyndon Johnson claimed Texas for JFK through vote fraud, while Mayor Richard Daley took Illinois, and how JFK actually lost the popular vote.
Stone outlines how White House Counsel John Dean planned, pushed, and covered up the Watergate break-in, then sought to avoid responsibility for it. In his book, Stone argues that Dean continues to obscure his own role in Watergate and has manipulated the Nixon tapes to deflect blame to the president and away from himself.
Stone tells us how Nixon used his knowledge of Gerald Ford’s dark secrets to avoid prosecution by blackmailing Ford for a full, free, and unconditional pardon. This would save Nixon from prison and allow him to launch his final comeback as adviser to President Bill Clinton on foreign affairs, despite Hillary’s attempts to block him.
Other compelling stories in the book include:
·Stone tells the public what is on the 18 ½-minute gap in the White House Tapes and explains who erased the section and why;
·Stone explains why FBI man Mark Felt is not “Deep Throat,” and why there is no “Deep Throat”;
·Stone shares why Nixon was demanding the CIA to turn over the records of the Bay of Pigs and Kennedy Assassination;
·Stone looks at how a cabal of military and intelligence hard-liners spied on and undermined Nixon to stop his pro-peace détente foreign policy, his withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, his arms limitation agreement with the Soviets, and his opening to Red China;
·Stone reveals how Vice President Spiro Agnew was set up to move him out of the presidential succession line; and
·Stone details General Alexander Haig’s orchestration of Nixon’s removal from office in a coup d’état and how he brokered the deal for Nixon’s pardon.
Mr. Stone’s book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million, and has recently been stocked by Costco nationwide. The book signing and discussion with Mr. Stone will be held at 2418 East Colonial Drive at 7pm on Tuesday September 23rd. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to meet one of America’s most colorful & brightest political minds discuss his mentor & hero – Richard Nixon.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at email@example.com