Gallery Event & Book-Signing with Peter Hannaford
January 24, 2013
Santa Barbara, CA
Join us on January 24th for a special Gallery event and
book-signing with Peter Hannaford, author of the new book
Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They
When: January 24, 2013 from 4:00pm to
Where: The Reagan Ranch Center (Located at
217 State Street)
Cost: Free-RSVPs appreciated
RSVP: to Amy Brooker at (805) 957-1980 by
Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
**Copies of Mr. Hannaford's book will
be made available for purchase**
About Peter Hannaford
Peter Hannaford's career, spanning over four decades, includes a
long association with Ronald Reagan; representation in Washington
of foreign heads of state and some of the nation's-and
world's-largest companies; senior roles in presidential campaigns
and Republican National Conventions; and authorship of numerous
articles and seven books. Now a Washington-based public
relations/public affairs consultant, Mr. Hannaford for twenty years
headed The Hannaford Company, Inc.(founded as Deaver &
Hannaford, Inc.), serving a national and international clientele.
During the five years between Ronald Reagan's governorship
and California and his election as President of the United States,
the firm handled all aspects of his scheduling, political liaison
and editorial support. Mr. Reagan's own office in those years was
in the firm's headquarters.
Peter Hannaford's most recent book, Presidential Retreats:
Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There, explores a
side of the American presidency that we don't often see-the
downtime-as it offers an intriguing glimpse at the evolution of
leisure time in this country.
Even the president needs to get away from it all sometimes. From
George Washington to Barack Obama, each of our presidents has
sought solace from the tightly structured daily routines of the
White House. As Ronald Reagan once said of his California ranch, "I
do some of my best thinking there." Peter Hannaford takes readers
on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders,
offering unique historical context for the why and the where of
their chosen retreats.
Which president asked visiting foreign dignitaries to send him
seeds to plant at his family home? Who called his vacation property
"Sherwood Forest" because it was "a good place for an outlaw"?
Which adventure-loving Commander-in- Chief set up a Summer White
House in New York every year? Who liked to cruise aboard the
presidential yacht when faced with momentous wartime decisions? Who polled the
American people to help him decide where to vacation?