Historian Rick Perlstein discusses “The Rise of Ronald Reagan”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Event Info




Cliff Dwellers Club

200 S Michigan Ave # 22





Society of Midland Authors

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Chicago author, political historian, and Rolling Stone magazine columnist Rick Perlstein will discuss his upcoming book, The Invisible Bridge: The 1970s and the Rise of Ronald Reagan, in a Society of Midland Authors program at the Cliff Dwellers Club.

Perlstein’s previous books are the critically acclaimed Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus. A former writer for The Village Voice, Perlstein wrote op-ed pieces last year in The New York Times about Hubert Humphrey and Betty Ford. During the current presidential campaigns, Perlstein began a regular column for Rolling Stone. Headlines on his recent columns include: “Obama at Halftime: How He Fumbled, Why He’s Recovering,” “Why Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Doesn’t Matter,” and “Ronald Reagan: Welfare Queen of Montana (or: Tax Tips for Mitt Romney).”

Perlstein will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, Chicago. A social hour, with complimentary snacks and a cash bar, begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are not required. Admission is free, but the Society will accept donations to defray the cost of programs. For more information, see www.midlandauthors.com.