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Oct 01

The Greatest Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me About Politics, Leadership, and Life

Ronald Reagan was a man of tremendous vision, strong moral character, and unwavering patriotism. While speechwriters, chiefs of staff, and media advisors came and went during his political career, Dick Wirthlin - the strategic genius behind Reagan's greatest victories - was there with Reagan through it all. In The Greatest Communicator, he shares candid stories of Reagan no one else can tell, drawing on treasured memories of their many private moments and shared experiences, as well as an immense trove of files and notes.

From his first meeting with Governor Reagan in the fall of 1968, Wirthlin could see that this man was different. Some politicians love policy; Ronald Reagan loved people. Wirthlin reveals how Reagan forged a special relationship with the American people through his greatest gift: the extraordinary ability to communicate both publicly and privately, changing lives - and indeed, the world - with words. He shares the many lessons Reagan taught him, taking us on a behind-the-scenes journey through milestones in Reagan's political career. He also reveals how he unlocked one of the master communicator's greatest secrets: Reagan's rhetorical method that won over the hearts and minds of Democrats.

Screening of "A Time For Choosing"

October 27 will mark the 40th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan's 1964 speech in support of Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. "The Speech" - as it has come to be known - launched Reagan's political career, and the rest, as they say, is history. A replay of this 30-minute national broadcast that first introduced "The Great Communicator" and his political ideas to the American public will be shown following our book-signing event.

More About the Speakers

Dick Wirthlin
Author and Founder, Wirthlin Worldwide

Hosted By

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More