Search Results: "Jean Reagan"


BOOK REVIEW

REAGAN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An enlightening, richly detailed and suggestively disturbing look at the American Dream and one of its truest dreamers."
Eliot (Song of Brooklyn: An Oral History of America's Favorite Borough, 2008, etc.) charts the less-than-stellar career of Ronald Reagan, the actor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 1998

"Not a seminal work of scholarship, but like the Strobers' other works, a valuable contribution to the study of the modern presidency."
From the Strobers (Nixon, 1994; Let Us Begin Anew, 1993), the third in a series of oral histories of modern American presidencies, consisting of a savory stew of narratives and musings on Ronald Reagan's momentous administration, by insiders, foreign leaders, and other observers. Read full book review >

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REAGAN by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"An exemplary work of history that should bring Reagan a touch more respect in some regards but that removes the halo at the same time."
Monumental life of the president whom some worship and some despise—with Brands (History/Univ. of Texas; The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace, 2012, etc.) providing plenty of justification for both reactions.Read full book review >

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HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A good choice for just those days when Mom and Dad do go away and leave their children in charge of Grandpa. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reagan's second outing is a tongue-in-cheek reversal of roles as a young boy instructs readers on how best to entertain and care for a grandpa while Mom and Dad are away. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Jacob Weisberg
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This concise biography makes a good case that Reagan was the second most important president of the 20th century after Franklin Roosevelt."
The latest in the commendable American Presidents series is a thoughtful biography of an increasingly well-regarded president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A significant book, if surely arguable in granting Reagan more depth and ability than most nonbelievers have hitherto suspected."
A middle-of-the-road liberal (John Adams, 2003, etc.) looks into Ronald Reagan's soul and concludes that it was great—and that the president was "politically wise, humane, and magnanimous" to boot. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CATCH SANTA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Maybe these kids should try babysitting Santa. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The creators of the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012) and How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) continue their series with this story about a brother and sister who want to capture Santa on his annual visit to their home.Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURPRISE A DAD by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"It's an obvious choice for Father's Day, with year-round surprise applicability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The successful team behind How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) returns to create a quick how-to title for those wanting to seriously surprise their father. Read full book review >

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HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to ensure everyone is ready for the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After all the school-supply shopping and the back-to-school night, students are ready for their first days of school, but what about their teachers? Read full book review >

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HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Still, this may be just the ticket for harried moms who want to point out all they do for their kids and get a little help in return—sly fun in other words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers finally get their due from Reagan and Wildish, who instruct readers on how to raise a happy and healthy mom. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"This silly take on role reversal will have preschoolers and early-elementary children plotting their own babysitting jobs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reagan and Wildish create a humorous follow-up how-to tale in this companion to How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012). Read full book review >