October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Book Signing
Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Lee Edwards on his book, Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty (Publish Date: October 8, 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.
Lee Edwards is the preeminent historian of the conservative movement. But as this riveting memoir makes clear, he has not simply observed conservatism as a detached scholar; he has been active on the national stage longer than any other conservative in America. Since committing his life to pro-freedom and anticommunist efforts as a young man in 1956, he has been present at nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement. In his tireless pursuit of liberty, Dr. Edwards has combined politics, policy, and philosophy. His memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career, including how he first interviewed Ronald Reagan when the actor was thinking of running for governor—and discovered that Reagan was a secret intellectual who read Hayek, Bastiat, and Chambers, and how he created the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, pushing against the federal bureaucracy for years.
Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation, is a leading historian of American conservatism and the author or editor of 25 books. His books include biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the American conservative movement.