James Reston, Jr | The Impeachment Diary: Eyewitness to the Removal of a President

James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching during the summer of 1973 to witness the Senate Watergate Committee hearings as he worked with his coauthor on what became the first full-length book to advocate for Richard Nixon's impeachment.

The Impeachment Diary is his contemporaneous account of those heady, uncertain times: when a president, having been investigated by a special counsel and Congress, was called to account for acts contrary to his oath and office, and fundamental questions about the Constitution were engaged. The diary offers lessons—both insights and cautions—for our own time. Former solicitor general of the United States and constitutional scholar Walter Dellinger has provided an introduction discussing the nature and meaning of impeachment and helping to draw the links between then and now.

Following the presentation, the author will sign copies of their book which will be available for sale by Browseabout Books.

Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome.

Online registration: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6050713

Event date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958