Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves California’s 23rd congressional district and is currently the Majority Leader
in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman McCarthy was first
elected to Congress in 2006, quickly became Chief Deputy Whip, and
later served as Majority Whip. In 2014, he was selected as the Majority
Leader of the House—the first Californian to hold the position—where he
now leads Congress in fighting for individual liberty, free markets, an
efficient and effective government, and a vibrant civil society.
Since being elected to Congress, he and his Republican colleagues have
cut out-of-control government spending, promoted North American
energy independence, passed bills to create jobs, and highlighted
the growing dangers to the United States and the need for American
leadership throughout the world.
A lecture and book signing with bestselling author Eric Blehm on his latest book, LEGEND:
A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green
Beret’s Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team
Caught Behind Enemy Lines (Release Date: April 28,
Eric Blehm’s book is the unforgettable account and courageous actions of the
U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant
Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped
behind enemy lines. The Reagan Library is honored to house Roy Benavidez’s
Medal of Honor within its American Heroes Gallery.
In Legend, acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes
as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single
mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man
Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a
small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where
U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective,
just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect
evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was
using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for
supplying troops and material to the south via the Ho
Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn’t know was that they
had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major
enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by
hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the
dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught.
Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the
240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never
before published, as well as recently discovered archival and declassified
military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez’s
life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the
brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world.
Perspectives in Leadership Forum with war hero Marcus Luttrell on his best-selling book, Lone Survivor.
Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. He graduated with Class 228 in 2001, making him a team Medic.
On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains. Marcus Luttrell was
the only survivor. Badly wounded, he managed to walk and crawl seven miles to evade capture. He was given shelter by an Afghan tribe, who alerted the Americans of his presence, and American forces finally rescued him six days
after the gun battle. Following his physical recovery from Operation Redwing, Marcus went back and completed one more tour before being medically retired. He then wrote the book, Lone Survivor, which became a motion picture, to share
the amazing story of his brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Lecture and book signing with Grover Norquist on his latest book, End the IRS Before It Ends Us:
How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America.
Grover Norquist has a plan for cutting taxes for working Americans and for the
major corporations that are fleeing for foreign shores.
As president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover
Norquist is the go-to expert on taxation. Now, Norquist
makes the case for a major tax reform, including a
possible flat tax. On the current path, America will
coast through inertia to ever-growing government and
taxation, as entitlements consume more of our national
economy. Norquist presents an alternative future where
government spending is reformed, and taxes and the
IRS radically curtailed. End the IRS Before It Ends Us lays out what taxation in America should look like. Norquist
offers a solution where America thrives, and Americans
keep their hard-earned cash.
Lecture and book signing with seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson on her new book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
In Stonewalled, Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today’s media. Stonewalled is the story of how her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including online criticism, as well as emails and phone calls up the network chain of command in an effort to intimidate and discouragethe next story. In Stonewalled, Attkisson recounts her personal tale, setting it against the larger story of the decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.