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Event - Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Kengor

August 08, 2017

Past Event

Schedule

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

Event - Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Kengor

August 08, 2017

Past Event

Schedule

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

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Paul Kengor on his new book, A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century (Publish Date: May 1, 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.

Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Based on Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, A Pope and a President reveals: The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately spoke of the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism, a startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope’s native Poland in March 1981—only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot, and more. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective—and in doing so they changed history.

Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of the college’s Center for Vision & Values. A New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, Kengor is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is also the author of God and Ronald Reagan.

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, August 8th!