Baker & Taylor Profiles the life and career of the "Great Communicator," including his failures, triumphs, and his impact on twentieth-century history
Taylor & Francis Publishing Few presidents have sparked as much interest in recent years as Ronald Reagan, already the subject of a large number of biographies and specialized subjects. This biography, based on recent research into the Reagan archives and synthesis of the large memoir literature, explores the shaping of his values and beliefs during his childhood in the American heartland, his leadership of the American conservative movement, and his successful political career culminating in the first two-term presidency since Dwight Eisenhower. Pemberton finds Reagan's personal career and ability to understand and communicate with the American people admirable, but finds many of the long-term effects of his presidency harmful.
Book News A biography of a man who has led a full life, drawing on archival sources at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Explores the shaping of the former president's childhood values, his leadership of the American conservative movement, and his political career, as well as his personal life. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.