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Putnam, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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A full-scale, critical biography, by a veteran reporter, traces the fortieth president's achievements and failures as radio announcer, actor, politician, governor, and president

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Carl M. Cannon is the White House correspondent for National Journal, the author of "The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War," and co-author of "Boy Genius: Karl Rove, The Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs," He lives in Washington, D.C. Lou Cannon covered Ronald Reagan for thirty-six years, first as a reporter for the "San Jose Mercury News," later as "The Washington Post" White House correspondent. The author of five other books on Reagan including "President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime," he lives in Summerland, California.

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