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Lecture and Book Signing with Kenneth T. Walsh

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Simi Valley, CA

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Presidential Leadership in Crisis: Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump (Publish Date: February 27, 2020). This event is free to attend; however, books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

Crises pose a challenge to leaders as no other tests they confront. In this comprehensive and timely book, veteran journalist Kenneth T. Walsh offers a probing look at how presidents from FDR to Trump dealt with crises they faced. Including domestic as well as international issues and assaults, this book stands apart from other accounts of presidents in crisis. Walsh is in search of lessons we can learn, and his findings focus on the presidential attributes and skills that matter most in trying times. This expertly crafted, elegantly written book is appropriate for a variety of college courses and will find its way onto the reading lists of ambitious politicians and interested citizens alike.

Kenneth T. Walsh is a widely known journalist, author and speaker. For more than 30 years, he served as the White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, making him one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history. He is now a contributing White House and political analyst for U.S. News. He has written nine books, including Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership (2013); Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes (2003); and Ronald Reagan, Biography (1997).

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