Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader

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Free Press, Feb 23, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
In this enlightening new look at one of our most successful, most popular, and least understood presidents, bestselling author and former Reagan aide Dinesh D'Souza shows how this "ordinary" man was able to transform the political landscape in a way that made a permanent impact on America and the world. Ronald Reagan is a thoughtful and honest assessment of how this underestimated president became a truly extraordinary leader.

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This is one of the best biographical books I've ever read. By the end it had accomplished something all such books should aspire to; to make you feel as though you have spent time with the subject ... Read full review

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How people regard this biography seems to reflect how they regard the subject. That's rather understandable. I think it's far too early really to evaluate Reagan (or Carter or Clinton) very ... Read full review

Contents

Why Reagan Gets No Respect
7
The Education of an Actor
33
Mr Reagan Goes to Washington
57
Copyright

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Dinesh D'Souza, a research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, served as Senior Domestic Policy Analyst in the Reagan White House from 1987 to 1988. He is the bestselling author of Illiberal Education and The End of Racism. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife, Dixie, and his daughter, Danielle.

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