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SLCL’s Westfall Series Presents “Morning Joe” Host Joe Scarborough

Press Release

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series presents the finale event of 10th Anniversary season featuring MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough for a discussion of his new book “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics–and Can Again.”
The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket packages are $35 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Right Path”) or $45 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “The Right Path”).  Tickets can be purchased through or at St. Louis County Library Headquarters starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 1.
The format of the evening will be a presentation by Mr. Scarborough followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Additional books will be available for purchase from Barnes & Noble.
In “The Right Path,” Joe Scarborough looks back in time to discern how Republicans once dominated American public life. From Eisenhower’s refusal to let “the perfect be the enemy of the good” to Reagan’s charismatic but resolutely practical genius, Scarborough shows how principled pragmatism, combined with a commitment to core conservative values, led to victory after victory.
Now, however, a once-mighty party could become a permanent minority. Opening with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965—the high-water moment for liberalism—and ending with the national disillusionment that set in after Hurricane Katrina, “The Right Path” effortlessly blends American political history with astute analysis and no-holds-barred commentary. Both a bracing call to arms and a commonsense history, “The Right Path” provides an illuminating look at conservatism and its discontents—and why the GOP must regain its former tone and tradition if it hopes to survive.
Joe Scarborough is currently the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He was elected to Congress in 1994, becoming the first Republican to represent northwest Florida since 1873. In 2001, he retired from Congress and, in 2003, became an NBC political commentator and host. He is also the author of “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day.”
The event is presented by Maryville University.
The program with Joe Scarborough is a St. Louis County Library ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series presentation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, the Westfall series features authors of politics, history, and sports. The series is co-sponsored by Jack Dubinsky and Sons; McMahon Berger; Sachs Properties; Brown Smith Wallace LLC; Royal Banks of Missouri; St. Louis Business Journal; Midwest Library Service; The Booksource; Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers; S.M. Wilson & Co.; and Stifel, Nicolaus.