The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives. Dirty Tricks provides compelling new evidence of Anna Chennault’s Nixon-approved role in sabotaging the peace talks and ensuring a Nixon White House. See key documents below. 
President-Elect Richard Nixon and President Lyndon B. Johnson in a White House elevator, 12 December 1968 (photo by Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ Library)
President Nixon with Henry Kissinger and Anna Chennault in the Oval Office, 12 April 1971 (photo by Oliver Atkins, Nixon Library)
Chennault calendar entry, February 16, 1968 (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)
Chennault letter to Nixon, 28 June 1968, with annotations by Richard Allen (Hoover Institution Archives)
Chennault calendar entry, 12 July 1968 (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)
Handwritten notes of Richard Allen, November 2, 1968 (Hoover Institution Archives)
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