Larry Schweikart, a native Arizonian, graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Political Science, then went on the road with several different rock bands, opening for such 60s/70s acts as Steppenwolf. He abruptly decided he wanted to be a history professor, and received an MA from ASU in history, then a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1985 to 2016 he taught at the University of Dayton. Schweikart’s best selling books include Seven Events that Made America, How Trump Won with Joel Pollak (completed before the 2016 election) and his #1 NYTimes bestseller, with Mike Allen, A Patriot’s History of the United States. He has been on almost all media, from Al-Jazeera to Glenn Beck, from Tavis Smiley to Rush Limbaugh. Since 2009, he has been a film producer. His documentary, “Rockin’ the Wall,” appeared on PBS. Author of over 25 books and numerous screenplays, his multi-year project, Reagan: the American President, has just been released. His Wild World of History is now available as a full curriculum for US and World history for grades 8-12, with Larry doing all lessons in high-production video lessons.