Republican Club meets May 9

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature New York Times best-selling author Dr. Larry Schweikart at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited and encouraged to join us!

Dr. Schweikart has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox and Friends, Al-Jazeera, Book TV and nearly every major radio show in the nation. Larry will be speaking on his latest book, released on February 27, 2017, How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, co-authored with Joel Pollak. When Larry Schweikart calls Trump’s victory “the most astounding election in American history,” he knows whereof he speaks.

Larry is a professional historian with decades of college teaching, ground-breaking historical research and numerous popular history best sellers to his credit. He has written extensively on the American presidency, particularly in the nineteenth century, and so he brings a long historical perspective to the astonishing events of 2016 that culminated in the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.

This presentation will give us the “inside scoop,” since Larry has been friends with the chief strategist of the Trump Administration, Steve Bannon, for years. Dr. Schweikart participated in data analysis and collection in the 2016 Trump campaign that helped to direct resources to Pennsylvania and Michigan. Larry predicted on Twitter on August 20, 2016, that Trump would win with “between 300 and 320 electoral votes.”

Author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling A Patriot’s History of the United States, Schweikart was a history professor at the University of Dayton from 1985 to 2015 and has authored over 20 books.

Another of his popular books, Seven Events That Made America America, reached No. 7 on the Wall Street Journal list and was the basis for his first documentary film that aired on PBS, Rockin’ the Wall, about rock music’s part in bringing down the Berlin Wall. Larry, a former touring rock drummer, co-founded Rockin’ the Wall Studios to do documentary and feature film projects. His subsequent documentaries include Other Walls 2 Fall, about music vs. tyranny in the Middle East featuring Yanni, Clint Black, a heavy metal band from inside Tehran, Iran, and more. It explores the struggle between rock musicians and Islamic culture.

Dr. Schweikart received his PhD in history from University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2006, Schweikart and five other scholars were invited by President George W. Bush to the Oval office to discuss military history.

Our State Senate President Steve Yarbrough will discuss the accomplishments of the Arizona legislative session. For more information, visit our website at or contact Chairman Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.