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18:00 - 20:00 1 December 2016

Book Launch: "Reagan: American Icon"


Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Ronald Reagan’s first British biographer, discusses Reagan’s life from small-town Illinois boyhood, through his Hollywood years, to his political career – first as California governor, then as national conservative spokesman, and finally as US president – in his newly published book.

This book-launch talk focuses on the presidential years. Morgan assesses Reagan’s presidential leadership on domestic issues, his shift from first-term Cold War hawk to second-term nuclear arms-reduction negotiator, and his revival of the ‘imperial presidency’ in the Iran-Contra operations. Whether Reagan changed America for the better or not is open to debate. What is less in doubt, Morgan argues, is that he is the most consequential president between 1945 and the present, one whose influence continued to shape the US long after he left office.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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