The Making of Two Presidents

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm



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Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan both celebrated childhood reading as roadmaps to the future. Come learn about beloved stories that provided them steps to get where they wanted to go. Register above, and we'll email you a Zoom link approximately 24 hours prior to the event.

Join us for these three talks:

"A Matter of Trust": The Molding of Jerry Ford
Donald Holloway, curator at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

“Boys not so different from me”: Gerald Ford and the allure of Horatio Alger
Marilynn Olson, distinguished professor emerita from Texas State University

“Morality and fair play”: Ronald Reagan’s Childhood Reading
Claudia Nelson, professor emerita from Texas A&M University


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Elizabeth Goodenough ·

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