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Friday, October 18, 2019
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Larry Schweikart, a native Arizonian, earned a BA in Political Science at Arizona State University before going on the road with several different rock bands, opening for such 60s/70s acts as Steppenwolf. He abruptly decided he wanted to be a history professor, and received an MA from ASU in history, then a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1985 to 2016 he taught at the University of Dayton. Schweikart’s best selling books include Seven Events that Made America and his #1 NYTimes bestseller, with Mike Allen, A Patriot’s History of the United States. He has been on almost all media, from Al-Jazeera to Glenn Beck, from Tavis Smiley to Rush Limbaugh. Since 2009, he has been a film producer. His documentary, “Rockin’ the Wall,” about rock music’s part in bringing down the Iron Curtain, appeared on PBS, and its sequel, “Other Walls 2 Fall,” was just released. Author of over 25 books and numerous screenplays, his How Trump Won with Joel Pollak was completed before the 2016 election (which Trump won) and his forthcoming Reagan: the American President will appear in May 2019. His teaching website, “The Wild World of History” (www.WildWorldofHistorycom) launches in April of 2019, and includes his teaching on all of Patriot’s History and other books.