Dole Institute announces first summer series
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics has announced its Summer
Series of three programs on consecutive Thursday nights beginning July
The programs feature authors of new books on presidents Ronald Reagan
and Herbert Hoover and the home-front lives of military families at a
special base in Salina.
We are very pleased with the high quality, variety and unique appeal
of these programs,” said Bill Lacy, director of the institute.
The programs will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a lecture and
followed by a book signing.
They are free and open to the public.
For reservations or more information, call 864-4900 or e-mail email@example.com
Dole Institute Summer Series
July 21: Hal Elliott Wert, Hoover, the Fishing President. An intensely private
and shy man, Herbert Hoover was largely unknown to the American public. In
this biography devoted to the angling side of Hoover, Wert examines the often-overlooked
life of the 31st president.
July 28: Political strategist Craig Shirley, Reagan’s Revolution. The book
argues that President Ronald Reagan’s only losing campaign, waged for the
GOP nomination against incumbent Gerald Ford in 1976, was actually the spark
that led to Reagan’s election in 1980 and the huge changes his presidency
Aug. 4: Donna Moreau, Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front
to the Vietnam War. This study of the effects of war on soldiers’ families
examines how an old Air Force base on the Kansas plains became the only facility
set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam.