Thomas Balch Library to Host “Reagan’s War Stories” Book Discussion
Pre-registration is required.
|Leesburg, VA (March 20, 2023) – Thomas Balch Library will host historian Benjamin Griffin, PhD, in a discussion of «Reagan’s War Stories», on Sunday, April 2 beginning at 2 p.m. The book will be available for purchase during the event.
«Reagan’s War Stories» examines the relationship between Ronald Reagan, the public, and popular culture. From an overview of Reagan’s youth and the pulp fiction he consumed, we get a sense of the future president’s good/evil outlook. Carrying that over into Reagan’s reading and choices as president, Griffin situates narrative at the center of Reagan’s political formation and leadership providing a compelling account of both Reagan’s life, his presidency, and a lens into non-traditional strategy formulation.