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"In The Arena: What Can We Learn From A Presidential Hopeful’s Defeat?"

“In The Arena: What Can We Learn From A Presidential Hopeful’s Defeat?” 

“Be Bold America!” Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 5:00pm (PDT) 

“… that the utmost reward of daring should still be to dare.” – Robert Frost

Americans should honor and remember those who failed in pursuit a great goal; in this case, the presidency of the United States. Some handle their defeat on a world stage creatively and some never psychologically recovered after such a loss. Why?

In the Arena: A History of American Presidential Hopeful’s profiles 34 American leaders who captured their party’s nomination for the presidency but never reached the Oval Office. Author Peter Shea chronicles the rise, early careers, campaigns, and later achievements of historical giants like Aaron Burr through modern candidates like Hillary Clinton.

Interview Guest: Peter Shea has been a writer, editor, and teacher for over 25 years, and a history geek for far longer. He has written about prominent Irish Americans, educational gaming, and cutting-edge technologies in higher education. Peter is a Director of Professional Development at the community college level. In the Arena marks his return to the subject of public lives in America.