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Understanding Reagan’s Legacy

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

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Recent publications paint conflicting pictures of President Ronald Reagan and his legacy. Hear three leading experts on the president explore precisely where the truth lies. Join us as Hoover Research Fellow Kiron Skinner moderates a discussion with Craig Shirley, author of Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, and Hoover Distinguished Visiting Fellow Edwin Meese.

Complimentary copies of Shirley’s latest book will be available.

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Heritage Foundation: “Last Act” Book Presentation

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  • DATE:   Monday, Oct 19, 2015
  • TIME:   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • VENUE:   Lehrman Auditorium

Hosted By Lee Edwards, Ph.D. 

His name in American politics is more cited than any other president. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are radically different today, mainly as a result of Ronald Reagan and the force of his ideas. No 20th Century president shaped the American political landscape so profoundly.

In his newest book, Last Act, Craig Shirley chronicles the important final chapter in Reagan’s life that no one has thus far covered. To tell this story, he secured the complete, exclusive, and enthusiastic support of the Reagan Foundation and Library and spent considerable time three reviewing sealed files and confidential information.

Last Act offers interesting and heretofore untold anecdotes about the President, Mrs. Reagan, their pleasure at retirement, the onslaught of the awful Alzheimer’s and how he and Mrs. Reagan dealt with the diagnosis, the slow demise, the extensive plans for a state funeral, the outpouring from the nation – which stunned the political establishment – the Reagan legacy, and how his shadow looms more and more over the Republican Party, Washington, the culture of America, and the world.

Reagan Library: Lecture and Book Signing with Craig Shirley

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Lecture: 6:00 p.m.

Book Signing: 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Craig Shirley on his latest book, Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan (Publish Date: October 13, 2015).

This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats and/or to purchase books, please visit click here or call 805-522-2977.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are radically different today, mainly as a result of Ronald Reagan and the force of his ideas. Craig Shirley’s Last Act is the important final chapter in the life of President Reagan that no one has thus far covered. It’s the kind of book that widens our understanding of American history and of the presidency and the men who occupied it. Cast in a grand and compelling narrative style, Last Act contains interesting and heretofore untold anecdotes about President and Mrs. Reagan and how his shadow looms more and more over the Republican Party, Washington, the culture of America, and the world.

The Ronald Reagan Symposium 2015

Reagan SymposiumHistorian Craig Shirley to Participate in Panel Discussion at Reagan Symposium

Reagan Biographer and Presidential Historian Craig Shirley will participate in Regent University’s 10th Annual Reagan Symposium.  Mr. Shirley will be a featured scholar during the symposium’s first panel and will discuss Ronald Reagan, the Projection of Power, Anti-Communism and American Politics in the 1980’s.

WHO:              Craig Shirley, Reagan Biographer and Presidential Historian

WHAT:            The Ronald Reagan Symposium 2015: Panel Discussion

WHERE:         Regent University Communication & Performing Arts Center Main Stage

WHEN:           Friday, March 20, 2015, 9:00 AM ET

“Around the world today, a democratic revolution is gathering new strength.” Ronald Reagan asserted this before the British Parliament in 1982, arguing that authoritarian regimes were causing “an uprising of intellect and will against injustice and tyranny.” He challenged the West: “If the rest of this century is to witness the gradual growth of freedom … we must take actions to assist the campaign for democracy.”

The 2015 Ronald Reagan Symposium will explore how to assess the efforts of that era to promote liberty and today’s U.S. policy toward democracy and democratization. The Ronald Reagan Symposium is an annual event featuring nationally known scholars and is regularly featured on C-SPAN.

 

Craig Shirley Confirmed for YAF’s Fall Conference

Time4Choosing9/24/2014 12:05:28 PM Posted by Katie Taran

Young America’s Foundation is still accepting applications to our Fall Conference-A Time for Choosing: The Next Generation, taking place October 23 to 26.  A part of our “A Time for Choosing” 50th Anniversary Gala, this event will reflect on how Reagan’s iconic speech propelled him and the Conservative Movement. The speakers and panels will explore the lessons Reagan taught us and what we can learn from them today.

New confirmed speakers include: bestselling author and historian, Craig Shirley, Reagan Administration official and chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors, Frank Donatelli, award-winning talk radio host, Lars Larson, Fox News Channel’s chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, and co-host of Fox and Friends First, Ainsley Earhardt.

They join a stellar lineup of Conservative Movement stalwarts, including

·  Michael Barone, author, columnist, and senior analyst, The Washington Examiner

·  Kate Obenshain, author, commentator, and Fox News contributor

·  David Keene, opinion editor, The Washington Times; President of the NRA (2011-2013); Chairman of the American Conservative Union (1984-2011)

·  Chris Bedford, managing editor, The Daily Caller member, Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors, and

·  Lee Edwards, conservative scholar and Reagan biographer.

The fee to attend this event is only $50, and that includes all materials, three nights lodging, and all meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday dinner.  A limited amount of travel waivers are available for students with demonstrable financial need.