Search Results: "Ron 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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MY FATHER AT 100 by Ron Reagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A worthy memoir, given what might seem at first a superfluous quest for understanding."
Ronald Reagan's son seeks to understand his father by researching his formative years. 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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Obvious and therefore easily overlooked, Wallison's interpretation of the Reagan style has a credible ring, whether or not one agrees with Reagan's agenda. (10 b&w photos)"
Erstwhile White House counsel Wallison earmarks the reasons for his former boss's success as president, seeking to reveal the heart of how Reagan governed. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Dinesh D’Souza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Political posturing aside, this is a glib volume that will warm the hearts of those who harbor a nostalgia for the Reagan era. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
D'Souza (Illiberal Education, 1991, etc.) breaks with most Reagan administration alumni by idolizing the former president rather than writing a critical kiss-and-tell memoir. Read full book review >