My Father at 100: A Memoir

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Penguin, Jan 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Title Page
CHAPTER TWO Oceans of Grass
CHAPTER FOUR The Traveling Reagans
CHAPTER FIVE Dixon
CHAPTER SIX Local Hero
CHAPTER SEVEN Fields of Glory
CHAPTER EIGHT Into the World
CHAPTER NINE Home and Free
NeverEnding Story
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Ron Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and First lady Nancy Reagan. A political commentator for MSNBC, he was formerly a talk-radio host and chief political analyst for KIRO radio in Seattle and the host of Air America’s The Ron Reagan Show. He has written for numerous magazines.

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