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Event - Lecture and Book Signing with John Avlon

July 11, 2017

Past Event

Schedule

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

Event - Lecture and Book Signing with John Avlon

July 11, 2017

Past Event

Schedule

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

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with John Avlon on his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations (Publish Date: January 10, 2017). This event is free to attend, however books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process.

George Washington’s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a “parting friend” to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars. In Washington’s Farewell, John Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self-destruction. Washington’s urgent message was adopted by Jefferson after years of opposition and quoted by Lincoln in defense of the Union. Woodrow Wilson invoked it for nation-building; Eisenhower for Cold War; Reagan for religion. Now the Farewell Address may inspire a new generation to re-center our politics and reunite our nation through the lessons rooted in Washington's experience.

John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He is also the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. Avlon has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is married to Margaret Hoover, the author of American Individualism.

Although registration for this event is closed, this is a  free event and everyone is still welcome to attend both the lecture and book  signing (books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive  signature). Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11th!