President Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime

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PublicAffairs, 2000-03-31 - 883 psl.
Hailed by the New Yorker as "a superlative study of a president and his presidency," Lou Cannon's President Reagan remains the definitive account of our most significant presidency in the last fifty years. Ronald Wilson Reagan, the first actor to be elected president, turned in the performance of a lifetime. But that performance concealed the complexities of the man, baffling most who came in contact with him. Who was the man behind the makeup? Only Lou Cannon, who covered Reagan through his political career, can tell us. The keenest Reagan-watcher of them all, he has been the only author to reveal the nature of a man both shrewd and oblivious. Based on hundreds of interviews with the president, the First Lady, and hundreds of the administration's major figures, President Reagan takes us behind the scenes of the Oval Office. Cannon leads us through all of Reagan's roles, from the affable cowboy to the self-styled family man; from the politician who denounced big government to the president who created the largest peace-time deficit; from the statesman who reviled the Soviet government to the Great Communicator who helped end the cold war.
 

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PRESIDENT REAGAN: The Role of a Lifetime

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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 ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

President Reagan: the role of a lifetime

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No journalist enjoys a closer working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his friends, and advisors than Cannon, who has covered the Reagan beat for a quarter of a century. Combining scores of interviews ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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BACK TO THE FUTURE
1
A REAGAN PORTRAIT
16
THE ACTING POLITICIAN
20
THE ACTING PRESIDENT
31
OFFSTAGE INFLUENCES
45
HEROIC DREAMS
66
HALCYON DAYS
78
KIDDING ON THE SQUARE
95
FOCUS OF EVIL
240
FREEDOM FIGHTERS
289
LOST IN LEBANON
339
AN ACTOR ABROAD
402
MORNING AGAIN IN AMERICA
434
TURNING POINT
488
DARKNESS AT NOON
521
STRUGGLES AT TWILIGHT
580

HAIL TO THE CHIEF
115
PASSIVE PRESIDENT
141
THE LONER
172
STAYING THE COURSE
196
THE NEW ERA
663
VISIONS AND LEGACIES
711
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Lou Cannon covered Ronald Reagan for more than twenty-five years, first as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and later as the Washington Post White House correspondent. Cannon is the author of two previously published books on Reagan and, most recently, Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD. He lives in Summerland, California, just five miles outside of Santa Barbara.

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