Books by Lou Cannon

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"Impossible for admirers of the current president to dismiss, the Cannons' detailed reporting, fluid style and mature judgment will particularly delight Bush's many critics."
Leading Reagan biographer Cannon (Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, 2003, etc.) teams with son Carl (The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War, 2003, etc.) to measure George W. Bush against the Gipper's formidable shadow. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"As indispensable as it is incomplete. (Author tour)"
This reporter's ambitious reconstruction of the Rodney King case presents a sobering image, not just of Los Angeles, but of judicial mayhem and political exploitation. Read full book review >
PRESIDENT REAGAN by Lou Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 1991

"Complementing Garry Wills's Reagan's America (1986), this is a generous and informative commentary of a presidency that will not soon be forgotten. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for July)"
In this monumental (752-page) review of Reagan's White House years, veteran Washington Post correspondent and Reagan-watcher Cannon (Reagan, 1982; Ronnie and Jessie, 1969) cements his reputation as one of the fairest and most knowledgeable reporters on the former President of his legacy. Read full book review >