Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Politics » Public Affairs & Administration

President Reagan

The Role of a Lifetime

By Lou Cannon, Robert Kimzey

Elsewhere $68.66 $41.49   Save $27.17 (40%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 920 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 10 March 2000
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. * Since the publication of Edmund Morris's Dutch, important critics have called The Role of a Lifetime the definitive Ronald Reagan biography * Newly updated and revised to reflect another nine years' perspective on Reagan's life and legacy

About the Author

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.

Reviews

New York Times, January 9, 2011 "Authoritative... If Obama actually read Cannon, his comeback could have legs. It's full of leadership lessons that will be particularly useful in outfoxing political adversaries who seem not to have consulted so much as a picture book about the president they claim as their patron saint."

EAN: 9781891620911
ISBN: 1891620916
Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Dimensions: 23.42 x 15.54 x 4.8 centimetres (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.