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Lectures in History: Ronald Reagan's Political Campaigns

Ronald & Nancy Reagan on Inauguration Day (1981)

Ronald & Nancy Reagan on Inauguration Day (1981)

Eureka, Illinois
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Craig Shirley - author of two books on Ronald Reagan - guest lectures at President Reagan's alma mater, Eureka College in Illinois.  Mr Shirley discusses the career and political campaigns of the nation's 40th president.

Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:50am (ET)

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