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Paul Carter initially published "Native Son: Richard Nixon’s Southern California," a unique map biography of President Nixon. The research for the map led to the writing of “Richard Nixon: California’s Native Son.” Paul and various Whittier stakeholders have created a 90-minute tour – Whittier to the White House: A Uniquely Nixon Experience. Paul maintains a website, as well, with accompanying blog at, and related Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok accounts, all of which serve as platforms from which to reflect on President Nixon’s life from a distinctively Southern California perspective. Come join History Happy Hour on Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 pm ET to learn more about Nixon’s life with Paul Carter and his new book “Richard Nixon: California’s Native Son.”

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