My Father at 100: A Memoir
A moving memoir of the beloved fortieth president of the United States, by his son.
February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father-one of the most popular presidents in American history-told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any adviser, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father's watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader. Yet for all of their shared experiences of horseback rides and touch football games, there was much that Ron never knew about his father's past, and in My Father at 100, he sets out to understand this beloved, if often enigmatic, figure who turned his early tribulations into a stunning political career.
Since his death in 2004, President Reagan has been a galvanizing force that personifies the values of an older America and represents an important era in national history. Ron Reagan traces the sources of these values in his father's early years and offers a heartfelt portrait of a man and his country-and his personal memories of the president he knew as "Dad."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aegossman - LibraryThing
What a lovely book! It is like walking along side a family and learning real and honest characters. This is what a memoir should be! Very good book- I so recommend it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
I heard son Ron's CSpan talk when the book came out and could not resist it. I have always been interested in this kid when he did the Risky Business spoof on SNL. Much of the text is right off the ... Read full review