Live Webcast – Reception and Book-Signing with bestselling author Craig Shirley

May 31, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us on Thursday, May 31, 2012 for a wine reception and book-signing with bestselling author Craig Shirley. Click here to watch the live webcast.

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm PDT

Where: The Reagan Ranch Center (Located at 217 State Street)

Cost: $15 (Books will be available for purchase.)

RSVP required by calling Meredith at 805-957-1980


About the Book:

Historian Craig Shirley reveals in eye-opening detail, the interrelated economic, social and political events that shaped the United States in the lead-up and entry into World War II.  December1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World examines each compelling day of that fateful month.

Using in-depth research, Shirley uncovers many little-known facts about the mood of the country before and after the attacks, including the cultural attitudes and day-to-day lives of average Americans.

In eerily similar ways to the country’s reaction to the attacks of 9/11, Shirley reveals how the government sent Japanese citizens to internment camps, Italian and German citizens were rounded up and brought in for questioning.

In recent years, the “Greatest Generation” has achieved mythical status. Craig Shirley probes the national mood, the government’s policies and the news media to give an accurate portrait of the time the United States stood up for freedom.

About the Author:

Craig Shirley is the author of two previous, highly regarded works of history: Reagan’s Revolution and Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America.  These books have been hailed as the definitive works on the Gipper’s campaigns of 1976 and 1980. He is the President and CEO of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, an influential Washington, D. C. public relations firm.