75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor to be Subject of University of Mobile Lecture Dec. 1

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Free Program Set for 7 p.m. in Ram Hall on Campus

craig-shirley-photo-1MOBILE, Ala. – Craig Shirley, a nationally recognized author, historian, and political commentator, will deliver a lecture titled “December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World” as this year’s installment of University of Mobile’s Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series.

According to Dr. Lonnie Burnett, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UM and director of the lecture series, Shirley will examine the crucial days that propelled the United States into the most devastating war in human history.

The talk will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Ram Hall on the University of Mobile campus. The program, which includes the lecture and a book signing, is free and open to the public.

Shirley is the author of three bestsellers on former U.S. president Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America(2014),Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All(2005), and Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan” (2015). His book December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World(2011) appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestselling list in December 2011 and January 2012, while Last Act was named best narrative in the non-fiction category by USA Book News for 2015.

A widely sought-after speaker and commentator, Shirley appears regularly on many network and cable shows including NewsMaxTV, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, CNBC, C-SPAN and others. He has also written extensively for the Washington Post, NewsMax, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times, Town Hall, the Weekly Standard, Politico, Reuters, Lifezette and many other publications.

The Billy G. Hinson Series was established by the University of Mobile College of Arts and Sciences to present academic programs dealing with major topics in American history. The series is named in honor of Dr. Billy Hinson, long-time history professor at the university. For more information, contact Dr. Lonnie Burnett at 251.442.2319 or lburnett@umobile.edu.

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