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Event - Onstage at the Reagan Library with Craig Shirley 2022

February 22, 2022

Past Event

Schedule

6:00 p.m.

Event - Onstage at the Reagan Library with Craig Shirley 2022

February 22, 2022

Past Event

Schedule

6:00 p.m.

Please join us for an in-person event as bestselling author Craig Shirley launches his latest book, April 1945: The Hinge of History (Publish Date: February 22, 2022), at the Reagan Library. Copies of his book can be pre-purchased through our website’s registration process.

In the long-awaited follow-up to the widely praised December 1941, Craig Shirley’s April combines engaging  anecdotes  with deft research and details that are both diminutive and grand.

At the start of 1945, America  and  the  rest  of the world were grieving millions of lives lost in the global conflict. As President Roosevelt was sworn into his fourth term, optimism over an end to the bloody war had grown-then in April, several events collided that changed the face of the world forever: the sudden death of President Roosevelt followed by Harry S. Truman’s rise to office; Adolph Hitler’s suicide; and the horrific discoveries of Dachau and Auschwitz. Americans doubled down on their completion of the atomic bomb and their plans to drop them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the destruction ultimately leading the Japanese Empire to surrender on V-J day and ending World War II for good.

Craig Shirley is an American author, lecturer,  historian  and public affairs consultant. He has written four bestsellers on President Ronald Reagan, including Rendezvous with Destiny, which Michael Medved has called “one of the five best campaign books of all time.”

As this event is being held in the Reagan Museum area, masks and proof of vaccination are still required, as this space is part of our Federal Facility. ‘Fully vaccinated’ means vaccinated at least 14 days after the guest’s second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. To enter the event, attendees must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record, or health care document showing vaccination status, along with photo ID. Any unvaccinated persons over the age of 5 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to the event they are attending. This policy also applies to all speakers and performers associated with the event, as well as all staff. Any attendee who arrives at registration check-in without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test performed within the past 3 days will not be admitted into the event.

To enter the event, attendees must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record, or health care document showing vaccination status, along with photo ID. Any unvaccinated persons over the age of 5 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to the event they are attending. This policy also applies to all speakers and performers associated with the event, as well as all staff. Any attendee who arrives at registration check-in without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test performed within the past 3 days will not be admitted into the event. .