Steven F. Hayward is a recognized authority on both Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill, having written The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and Churchill on Leadership. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Review, Reason, and Policy Review, among other publications. A Ph.D. in American studies, he is F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute. Hayward is currently at work on The Age of Reagan: Lion at the Gate, 1980-1989, to be published by Crown Forum in 2006. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and California.
"Reads at times like a grand historical drama . . . complete with
romance and adventure and tragic characters; a thrilling survey of
what we might have thought to be familiar history but which appears
here quite transformed."
-Times Literary Supplement
"Excellent . . . [Hayward] acknowledges Mr. Reagan's sunny personality and ease in public, but he dismisses these as significant factors in his election. What mattered was Mr. Reagan's unflinching conservatism and strong character, coupled with liberalism's failures."
-Wall Street Journal
"Grand and fascinating history . . . goes far toward making the definitive historical case for Reagan's greatness."