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- DescriptionThe authorized life of Ronald Reagan written by America's most invative and Pulitzer Prize-winning political biographer. This unprecedented book breaks through all conventional definitions of biography. 'Poor dear. There's thing between his ears.' So Margaret Thatcher described Ronald Reagan. But the Iron Lady, when in the 'poor dear's' presence, giggled like a schoolgirl. 'One could t talk to him for more than a few minutes without being aware of the ordinariness of his mind,' says Helmut Schmidt. But Mikhail Gorbachev, deconstructor of communism, is w despised by his people, while the most popular boys' name in the former USSR is Ronald. Indisputably Ronald Reagan the everyday person was opaque, pedestrian, igrant, a hollow man - w incapacitated by Alzheimers. Yet, as President-Goverr-Actor-Anuncer - Lifeguard Ronald Reagan became a creature of the American folk imagination with the power to tap into vast resources of stalgia in the American people. He is a myth; the sum total of all American fantasies. It is this Reagan that is the subject of Edmund Morris's book. Morris has been working on the authorized biography of Ronald Reagan since 1985. He has become intimate with Reagan himself, Nancy and their children, and has had unrestricted access to all Reagan's private papers. This would be eugh to ensure a significant and lasting biography of this extraordinary American. However, Morris combines these benefits with ermous powers of scholarship and a literary imagination beyond compare. The result is a book truly revolutionary in form. Reagan's biography is written with a biographical doppelganger following Reagan through each phase of his life, showing how the life of Reagan integrates with his times, and explaining the great and so-far elusive mystery of the extraordinarily potent link between Reagan and the American people. This book succeeds in making literature out of the life of America's Actor-President. There has been thing like it before.
- Author BiographyEdmund Morris is one of America's best political biographers and journalists. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. He lives in New York and Washington, DC.
- Author(s)Edmund Morris
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication20/11/2000
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight624 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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