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Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism (Library of American Biography Series)
Jules Tygiel
0321113519
June 2004
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Book Description
A balanced and nuanced treatment of Reagan's personal and political evolution. An evaluation of Reagan's contributions, shortcomings, and ultimate legacy. The first scholarly biography of the 40th President of the United States to be written in the aftermath of the election of George W. Bush and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, allowing a fresh perspective of the long-term consequences of Reagan's foreign and domestic policies and his ideological impact. The first new title in several years in the venerable Library of American Biography series.


I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan (Afterword)
0375760512
February 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ronnie's love letters go public. Bonnie Smothers
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
“I love you, Ronnie...will move, charm, and cheer...revealing Reagan the man.”
—The Washington Post

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Ronald Reagan
Sarah Gallick
076240650X
Nov 1999
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Ronald Reagan: A Life Remembered (1911-2004)
Sarah Gallick
1402721668
July 2004
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Book Description
Shortly before the was elected the fortieth president of the United Sates, Ronald Reagan was asked what the American people saw in him. With characteristic modesty he replied, "I think, maybe, they see themselves and that I'm one of them." Ronald Reagan is the story of this man who embodied the American century, from his modest Midwestern beginnings through his successful Hollywood career to his two-term tenure in the White House. Illustrated with more than 130 full-color and black-and-white photographs, this engaging pictorial biography celebrates the life, achievements, and legacy of an American icon. In deftly interwoven words and images we look back at the real Reagan, who emerged from his humble Illinois roots to become a movie and television star. In 1966 Reagan left Hollywood behind and entered the political...


Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Edmund Morris
0641700989

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President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
Richard Reeves
0743230221
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Celebrated journalist Reeves (President Nixon: Alone in the White House) takes the same vivid, fly-on-the-wall approach he's previously applied with such success to Nixon and Kennedy, and uses it just as skillfully to take us inside the administration, mind and character of Ronald Reagan. As usual, Reeves's omniscient form of narrative requires him to delve deeply into oral histories and other first-person accounts from key participants, mining them for details concerning scores of meetings, negotiations, pranks and tragedies. Reeves is particularly strong at portraying Reagan's almost organically intuitive approach to management. Here we have the Gipper's artful delegation of details along the road to fulfilling his short list of grand goals: the destruction of world communism, the...


In the Words of Ronald Reagan: The Wit, Wisdom, and Eternal Optimism of America's 40th President
Michael Reagan (Compiler)
078527023X
August 2004
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Book Description

As one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century, Ronald Wilson Reagan succeeded in renewing pride in America, strengthening the principles of family, faith, and freedom on which this nation was founded, and restoring our hope for the future. President Reagan endeared himself even to his political opponents with his self-effacing wit and irrepressible optimism. Inspiring, thoughtful, and at times downright funny, he had an amazing gift for stirring emotion, sparking debate, and calling a nation to action.

In In The Words of Ronald Reagan, his oldest son Michael Reagan has gathered a wonderful collection of his father's public and private words, providing a close-up portrait of our fortieth president. From hilarious one-liners to eloquent letters to intimate family moments, these selections depict...



When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan
Peggy Noonan
0142001686
October 2002
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From AudioFile
Written and read with warmth, this biographical portrait of Ronald Reagan presents an admiration for Reagan not evident in her memoir of her time in his administration. Peggy Noonan, best known as a wordsmith for Reagan and Bush Senior, is also an excellent reader. Her voice is clear and pleasing to the ear, and she successfully communicates the emotive intent of her words. A New Yorker, her voice is upper-class mid-town Manhattan. This book is not pure biography because she also describes in detail her interaction with Reagan. A touching passage is her description of seeing Reagan in 1994 and introducing her young son to the president who no longer remembered her. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders
Steven F. Hayward
030723715X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ronald Reagan was just a B-list actor when Winston Churchill assumed control over Europe's fate. Even as president, Reagan remained at heart a California rancher with Midwestern roots, while Churchill was a British aristocrat groomed for the political stage from a young age. Despite these obvious differences, American Enterprise Institute fellow Hayward (The Age of Reagan; Churchill on Leadership) argues that the two icons possessed the same essential ingredients for the making of political greatness: boundless vision and imagination; a capacity for strength and optimism, even humor, in the face of crisis; an iron will; and a denunciation of evil, embodied most famously in Churchill's Iron Curtain speech and Reagan's "evil empire" and "tear down this wall" counterparts. While the two were essentially conservative...


Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life inside the Secret Service
Joseph Petro
0312332211
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A readable and frequently engaging memoir of the author's 23 years in the Secret Service focuses on his time in the personal protective detail, guarding President Reagan and his family. In detailing his four years in that capacity, Petro burnishes the image of the Reagans as personally agreeable, even admirable, and easy to deal with in a professional context. A particularly moving part of the book deals with the Geneva Summit at which Reagan and Gorbachev substantially thawed the Cold War, and the author's perspective on some of Reagan's mediagenic faux pas shed further light on a much-discussed aspect of the Great Communicator. The Reagans were not the only VIPs that fell into Petro's sphere—the Quayles didn't like being protected and did like vigorous sports (such as whitewater rafting, during which...


Who Was Ronald Reagan
Joyce Milton
0448433443
December 2004
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Book Description
From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our fortieth president.

About the Author
Joyce Milton lives in Brooklyn, New York.


American Life: The Autobiography
Ronald Reagan
0671691988
November 1990
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Reagan presents anecdotes about his family, details his ideology, tells of his presidential candidacy and describes his eight years in the White House. Photos. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
The Christian Science Monitor An American Life is filled with Ronald Reagan's good humor and goodwill. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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