Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio : a History Illustrated from the Collection of the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Volume 1

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PublicAffairs, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The Presidential Portfolio combines the unparalleled perspective of reporter and historian Lou Cannon with the vast holdings of the Reagan Library to create the second volume in the PublicAffairs Presidential Library Series. Lavishly illustrated with photos-many in full color-from the president's youth to his last days in office, hand-annotated documents, and everyday notes and doodles, and packaged with a 60minute CD containing the original recordings of some of Reagan's most memorable speeches, the book serves as a remarkable illustrated journey back in time. The journey starts with Reagan's childhood in Dixon, Illinois and includes his years in Hollywood; his marriage to Nancy Davis; his years as governor of California; the presidential campaigns; the assassination attempt; Reaganomics; his foreign policy; the Strategic Defense Initiative; the INF treaty; and Iran-Contra, and ends with Reagan's retirement and battle with Alzheimer's disease. A Gallup survey recently designated Reagan as the greatest president of all time, and Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio is a timely reference work and a beautiful gift.

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Two Cannon volumes, Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power and President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime , are here offered as a boxed set. The former President's recent death no doubt will spur renewed interest, and this is a bargain. Read full review

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An excellently written account of the life of Ronald Reagan. This box set was one of the first major heavy-duty biopics I ever read, and it was absolutely enthralling. I am a huge Reagan fan, so ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Lou Cannon covered Ronald Reagan for thirty-five years, first as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News , later as the Washington Post White House correspondent, through today. He is the author of several books on Reagan including President Reagan , now widely regarded as the definitive biography. He is also the author of Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD and two previously published biographies of Reagan. He lives in Summerland, California.

Also in the PublicAffairs Presidential Library Series: John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio

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