Samuel Tilden the Real 19th President Encores at D.C. American Library Association Conference
Samuel Tilden never conceded his Presidency in 1876. Librarians attending the conference can get information about the new book at the PMA-the Independent Book Publisher’s booth. The American Library Association Conference ALA exhibits will be held June 23-26, 2007 in the Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW.
Presidential disinformation corruption was born in 1876 and as the saying goes, history does repeat itself. Author Nikki Oldaker, in her new book "Samuel J. Tilden – The Real 19th President," takes us back in time behind the scenes of the 1876 Tilden/Hayes election, which was referenced with Gore/Bush 2000 election dispute and then again with Kerry/Bush in 2004. Oldaker stated, “My goal is to see this book in every library and to have Tilden’s election story produced as a film. Other famed writers have written about the 1876 election fiasco, but none ever grasped the story as it happened those five months from November 7, 1876 through March 1877. Her book tells the story and entices the reader to turn the pages to find out what happened during the five months of legal confusion Congress faced while trying to decipher Constitutional law to choose the President.
Unlike Al Gore and John Kerry, Tilden never conceded his Presidency. Rutherford B. Hayes wrote in his diary election night that he was conceding because he believed Tilden beat him with the popular vote. This fact has been hidden in our history and voters as well as historians will now know how this election factually played out. I got the facts from the horses’ mouth and it is why I included John Bigelow’s writings in my book. Bigelow was one of Tilden’s Campaign managers and penned Tilden’s biography.” NY Governor Tilden, AKA, the “Great Reformer” busted the infamous Tweed and Canal Rings. Nikki was in awe of Tilden's political integrity and in 1997, she wrote a movie script about his conflict with Rutherford B. Hayes, titled, "Tilden." She researched numerous books and historical documents as well as newspaper accounts to write a compelling screenplay. The four months of conflict and voters protests during the 1876/1877 demonstrations uncannily looks similar to the last two Presidential elections between Gore/Bush and Bush/Kerry.
Nikki Oldaker is “a natural” who excels at whatever she undertakes. She plunged into her political breech in the 1992 Democratic Political Convention and two more successive ones managing “The VIP Backstage Room” for candidates and speakers who went before the TV cameras. This curiosity led her to Tilden and his presidency that was stolen by just one Electoral College vote.
Oldaker is available for interviews. Contact: Nikki Oldaker (727) 812-8905, Clearwater, FL - Her book is available on all online bookstores or can be purchased direct from publisher at www.SamuelTilden.com web site. Plans are being made for introducing the book nationally as well as internationally. A video presentation titled, “Tilden and Past Presidential Candidates” can be viewed on the Tilden site or YouTube and Google. Oldaker is planning to have the Tilden book produced as a play or film.