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What Makes a President Great - LIB100/201 Approved!

Date and Time

Thursday, March 7, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


  • Grand Rapids Ford Museum


H.W. Brands comes back to West Michigan to discuss his next biography on Americas path-breaking and Controversial 40th president, Ronald Reagan. Drawing from his past research on Franklin Roosevelt and his current work on Ronald Reagan, Brands examines what makes a president great  that is, what allows a president to reshape the course of American life. Roosevelt and Reagan espoused decidedly different policies, but their leadership styles reveal some striking similarities. The lessons of their presidencies hold value for all their sucessors  and for the citizens who choose those successors.



Tori VanDragt - Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies



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