An American life

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 15, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 748 pages
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No president in this century has achieved such popularity as President Reagan did in his eight years in office. For the first time he tells the story of his public life and private life, in a book which is frank, revealing, and compellingly readable. Photographs.

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At the time it was published, I bought the hardback and the audio version of "An American Life", which was an abridged version read by President Reagan. My memory is that it was a very candid and well-done biography.

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A very good read. He provides great insight into his life growing up, actor, Governor, and President. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone, especially those interested in politics.


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About the author (1990)

Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and Baker Institute Fellow at Rice University. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including "The Unfinished Presidency", "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc", and "The Great Deluge". A contributing editor at "Vanity Fair" and the in-house historian for CBS News, he divides his time between Austin and Houston, Texas.

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