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Host: The Heritage Foundation. As late as Election Day, headlines across the county blared that the race was “too close to call.” Even on the verge of his historic triumph in the 1980 presidential election, political observers continued to underestimate Ronald Wilson Reagan. In Rendezvous with Destiny, the long-awaited follow-up to his previous account of Reagan’s insurgent 1976 campaign, Craig Shirley tells the behind-the-scenes story of Reagan’s improbable run to the White House in 1980–of how the “too close to call” election became a landslide victory over incumbent Jimmy Carter and independent candidate John Anderson.

Official Website: http://www.heritage.org/press/events/ev102109a.cfm

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