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Craig Shirley

Author, Historian, and Lecturer

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Craig Shirley Biography

Craig Shirley is the author of two critically praised bestselling books on President Reagan, Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America and Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All. His third book December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World has appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestselling lists in December 2011 and January 2012 and was named a finalist in the “History” category for ForeWord Reviews’ and the American Library Association’s “Book of the Year Awards.” Craig is the founder of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, was chosen in 2005 by Springfield College as their Outstanding Alumnus, and has been named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.”

An outstanding athlete, he won nine varsity letters in high school, was named “Most Improved Athlete” his senior year, won the Cities League High School Championship in pole vaulting and later played lacrosse at Springfield.

His books have been hailed as the definitive works on the Gipper’s campaigns of 1976 and 1980. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Reagan Ranch and has lectured at the Reagan Library, the FDR Library in Hyde Park, and the Dole Institute in Kansas.

Shirley, a widely sought after speaker and commentator, appears regularly on many network and cable shows including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC. He has also written extensively for the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times, Town Hall, the Weekly Standard, Politico, Reuters and many other publications. He successfully predicted the results of the 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections.

Craig Shirley also edited the book Coaching Youth Lacrosse for the Lacrosse Foundation. He was also the founder of the Ft. Hunt Youth Lacrosse League and coached there for 14 years.

He is now finishing Citizen Newt, a definitive biography of Speaker Newt Gingrich and a new book on Reagan’s post-presidency days titled Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan. His future plans include work on three more Reagan books as well as a book about Dr. Howard Snyder, the personal physician to President Dwight Eisenhower and a book about the George Washington family.

Shirley and his wife, Zorine reside at “Trickle Down Point” on the Rappahannock River in Lancaster, Virginia, and are parents of four children, Matthew, Andrew, Taylor, and Mitchell. His varied interests include sailing, waterskiing, sport shooting, renovating buildings, and scuba diving. An accomplished carpenter, he has built two houses. Craig Shirley is also a member of the Reagan Alumni Association, Friends of Friendship Fire House, and the Fusionist Society. He was a decorated contract agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan

Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan

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    Booking fees for Craig Shirley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Craig Shirley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Craig Shirley Biography

Craig Shirley is the author of two critically praised bestselling books on President Reagan, Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America and Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All. His third book December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World has appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestselling lists in December 2011 and January 2012 and was named a finalist in the “History” category for ForeWord Reviews’ and the American Library Association’s “Book of the Year Awards.” Craig is the founder of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, was chosen in 2005 by Springfield College as their Outstanding Alumnus, and has been named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.”

An outstanding athlete, he won nine varsity letters in high school, was named “Most Improved Athlete” his senior year, won the Cities League High School Championship in pole vaulting and later played lacrosse at Springfield.

His books have been hailed as the definitive works on the Gipper’s campaigns of 1976 and 1980. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Reagan Ranch and has lectured at the Reagan Library, the FDR Library in Hyde Park, and the Dole Institute in Kansas.

Shirley, a widely sought after speaker and commentator, appears regularly on many network and cable shows including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC. He has also written extensively for the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times, Town Hall, the Weekly Standard, Politico, Reuters and many other publications. He successfully predicted the results of the 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections.

Craig Shirley also edited the book Coaching Youth Lacrosse for the Lacrosse Foundation. He was also the founder of the Ft. Hunt Youth Lacrosse League and coached there for 14 years.

He is now finishing Citizen Newt, a definitive biography of Speaker Newt Gingrich and a new book on Reagan’s post-presidency days titled Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan. His future plans include work on three more Reagan books as well as a book about Dr. Howard Snyder, the personal physician to President Dwight Eisenhower and a book about the George Washington family.

Shirley and his wife, Zorine reside at “Trickle Down Point” on the Rappahannock River in Lancaster, Virginia, and are parents of four children, Matthew, Andrew, Taylor, and Mitchell. His varied interests include sailing, waterskiing, sport shooting, renovating buildings, and scuba diving. An accomplished carpenter, he has built two houses. Craig Shirley is also a member of the Reagan Alumni Association, Friends of Friendship Fire House, and the Fusionist Society. He was a decorated contract agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Craig Shirley Videos

  • Newsmax Prime | Craig Shirley takes a look at the growing field of ...
  • America's Forum | Craig Shirley discusses Reagan's 104th birthday ...

Craig Shirley Books

FAQs on booking Craig Shirley

  • How to book Craig Shirley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Craig Shirley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Craig Shirley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Craig Shirley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Craig Shirley?

    Booking fees for Craig Shirley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Craig Shirley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Craig Shirley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Craig Shirley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Craig Shirley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Craig Shirley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Craig Shirley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Craig Shirley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Craig Shirley for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Craig Shirley generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Auslin, Jay Winik, Larry Schweikart, Richard Miniter and Anne Glenconner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Craig Shirley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Craig Shirley Speaker Videos

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    America's Forum | Craig Shirley discusses Reagan's 104th birthday ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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