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Larry Schweikart on his new book 'Reagan: The American President'

Larry Schweikart will discuss, using never before seen papers from the Reagan Presidential Library covering Reagan's life, career, and administrations.

April 24, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
In his talk about his forthcoming book, Reagan: The American President, Schweikart will discuss never-before-seen papers from the Reagan Presidential Library covering Reagan's life, career, and administration. Reagan will be presented as an intellectual — that is, someone who made his living (for the most part) via ideas. Schweikart will also discuss how Reagan developed a serious criticism of communism during his days as president of SAG, when he fought the communists in Hollywood.

Most importantly, he will show that Reagan hit the ground running with his exceptional transition (the best in history and a Harvard Business School case study), as well as how he instituted his important national economic program that included a multi-tiered approach: reducing government expenditures and regulation, cutting taxes, and stabilizing the dollar.
  • Speakers
    • Larry Schweikart
      Author, 'Reagan: The American President'
      Larry Schweikart received a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University, then went on the road with several different rock bands, opening for such 60s/70s acts as Steppenwolf. He abruptly decided he wanted to be a history professor, and received an MA from ASU in history, then a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1985 to 2016 he taught at the University of Dayton. Schweikart’s best selling books include "Seven Events that Made America" and his #1 NYTimes bestseller (with Mike Allen) "A Patriot’s History of the United States." He has been on almost all media, from Al-Jazeera to Glenn Beck, from Tavis Smiley to Rush Limbaugh. Since 2009, he has been a film producer. His documentary, “Rockin’ the Wall,” about rock music’s part in bringing down the Iron Curtain, appeared on PBS, and its sequel, “Other Walls 2 Fall,” was just released. Author of over 25 books and numerous screenplays, his How Trump Won with Joel Pollak was completed before the 2016 election (which Trump won) and his forthcoming Reagan: the American President will appear in May 2019.
  • Schedule
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Doors open for dinner
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Program begins
    • 7:30 p.m.
      Event ends

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