Center for Public Affairs
Lecture and Book Signing with Eric Blehm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Please join us for 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, 2015). This event on May 5, 2015 is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats and/or books, please click here or call 805-522-2977.

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.

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Reagan Forum with Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lecture: 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Reagan Forum with Congressman Kevin McCarthy on Thursday, May 7. This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended by clicking here or calling 805-522-2977.

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.

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Book Signing with Congressman James Rogan
Monday, May 11, 2015
3:30 p.m.

Please join us in our Reagan Library Museum Store on May 11 for a book signing with Congressman James Rogan. CongressmanRogan served two consecutive terms to the United States Congress, and later served as Undersecretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Bush administration. In 2006 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him as judge on the Orange County Superior Court.

Congressman Rogan will be signing copies of his three books: And Then I Met: Stories of Growing Up, Meeting Famous People, and Annoying Them (2014); Catching Our Flag (2011); Rough Edges: My Unlikely Road from Welfare to Washington (2005). Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Dana Perino
Monday, June 8, 2015

6:00 p.m. lecture
7:00 p.m. book signing

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with FOX News Channel’s Dana Perino on her brand new book, And the Good News is…Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side(Publish Date: April 21, 2015) on June 8, 2015.  Books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature, and can be pre-purchased during the reservation process. To reserve seats and/or purchase books, please click here.

From her years as press secretary for President George W. Bush (the first Republican woman to hold the position) to her daily debates with colleagues as co-host of Fox News' hit show The Five, Dana Perino has always had a knack for knowing what to say and how best to say it. And the Good News Isis not only a political book, but also part memoir and part lessons and advice from her unusual road from a Wyoming ranch to the White House.  Dana reveals the hard-earned wisdom that has successfully guided her through a life of challenges and achievement — including never before told stories from behind the scenes at the White House and Fox, her whirlwind courtship and marriage (she met her husband on a plane), her devotion to her beloved dog Jasper and her nontraditional path to her post-White House career. 

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Lecture and Book Signing with Gretchen Carlson
Friday, June 26, 2015

Lecture 6:00 p.m.
Book Signing 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson on her latest book, Getting Real (Release Date: June 16, 2015). This event on June 26 is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats and/or books, click here or call 805-522-2977.

Getting Real is a candid, funny memoir from celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson. In this new book she shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world. With warmth and wit, she takes readers from her Minnesota childhood, where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford and her in-the-trenches years as a cub reporter on local television stations before becoming a national news reporter. She describes her rise to anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on FOX News channel as a testament to personal strength and perseverance.

Carlson addresses the intense competitive effort of winning the Miss America Pageant, the challenges she’s faced as a woman in broadcast television, and how she manages to balance work and family as the wife of high-profile sports agent Casey Close and devoted mother to their two children. An unceasing advocate for respect and equality for women, Carlson writes openly about her own struggles with body image, pageant stereotypes, building her career, and having the courage to speak her mind. She encourages women to strive for their goals, never give up, and always believe in themselves. In Getting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully.

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