Wednesday, March 6, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Reagan: The American President
You’re invited to join us for a Reagan book discussion with New York Times #1 bestselling author Larry Schweikart and The Honorable Chuck DeVore, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Vice President of National Initiatives. RSVP today to reserve your ticket. Complimentary lunch will be provided, and advanced copies of Reagan can be ordered at the event.
Schweikart examines Reagan’s life through the lens of a conservative scholar who understands Reagan’s goals, intentions, and motivations. Through previously unseen administration documents, Schweikart reveals Reagan’s revolutionary initiative to create a North American energy zone (the forerunner to NAFTA), his role in creating the Simpson-Mazzoli Act years before it passed, and the internal battle in his administration to press his economic recovery act through.
About the Author:
Larry Schweikart, a native Arizonian, went to Arizona State University and received a BA in Political Science, 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.