An American life

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 15, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 748 pages
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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This is the story of Ronald Reagan-public and private life- both frank and compellingly readable, richly detailed and deeply human...a brilliant self-portrait. Read full review

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Reagan's autobiography reads a little like his journals, its just cleaned up a little and moves pretty fast. Written just after he left the White House, there are a few glaring omissions--his movie ... Read full review


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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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