Virtual Literary Society w/ Rick Perlstein
We are pleased to have a very special guest, author and historian Rick Perlstein reading selections from his newest work, Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980.
From the bestselling author of “Nixonland” and “The Invisible Bridge” comes the dramatic conclusion of how conservatism took control of American political power. With the saga’s final installment, he has delivered yet another stunning literary and historical achievement.
In late 1976, Ronald Reagan was dismissed as a man without a political future: defeated in his nomination bid against a sitting president of his own party, blamed for President Gerald Ford’s defeat, too old to make another run. His comeback was fueled by an extraordinary confluence of factors, some of which are still at play today.
Backed by a re-energized conservative Republican base, Reagan ran on the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”—and prevailed. “Reaganland” is the story of how that happened, tracing conservatives’ cutthroat strategies to gain power and explaining why they endure four decades later.
You don’t have to read the book in order to enjoy this event, but if you wish to order a copy please visit our online store or give us a call at the store: 317-384-1496.
We will provide a Zoom link to those who wish to participate– register through the ticket link. After you have registered for this event, you will receive an email with details on how to join us via Zoom.