Ronald Reagan: A Biography

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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The trajectory of his life was remarkable: from Midwestern schoolboy, sports announcer, and Hollywood actor to governor of California and two-term President of the United States. There is no doubt that Ronald Reagan was one of the most complex and fascinating personalities of our time. Ronald Reagan: A Biography captures all the varied aspects of Reagan's life and career, portraying him as a politician, a husband, a father—and as a human being with a unique brand of charisma.

Anchored by Reagan's memorable personality and appeal, this lively, concise biography explores the full range of the former president's humor, character, and faith in a book that is also a study of history and political science. Students and general readers alike will come away understanding why Ronald Reagan's hold on America was so potent, and why it becomes more so with time.

 

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Contents

Heartland
1
Hollywood
15
Rebirth
33
Politician
49
Governor
63
1976
81
1980
97
President
115
Morning
145
Sunset
179
Epilogue
187
Bibliography
193
Index
201
About the Author
211
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About the author (2012)

J. David Woodard, PhD, is professor of political science at Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

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