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President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B000FCKO2W
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (23 December 2005)
- Language : English
- File size : 1781 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 592 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0743230221
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,873,389 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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No Trifecta for ReevesReviewed in the United States on 28 March 2006
The author's work on two previous presidents(Kennedy & Nixon)were gripping in their readability and sense that one was reading a new slant on old facts. This one reads like a collection of NY Times articles--indeed he seems to rely on the Times coverage for much of the book, listing the headlines on a half dozen occasions. It is not 'slanted' in a harsh way, Reeves makes clear that he is writing as a liberal but he doesn't neglect the obvious appeal Reagan had for Americans across the board. There is a lot on Iran/contra--maybe too much and one wished for more about the situation in Poland and Reagan's influence there along with that of John Paul II. However, it is good to be reminded that not all the "experts" really understood what happened in 1986/7 when Reagan and Gorbachov had their meetings.One(George Will) even suggested the Cold War was "lost" during these meetings--which looks now like nonsense. Not his best presidential book, not as multifaceted as Wills' "Reagan's America" but not a dud either.
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gloria j. Valentine
InterestingReviewed in the United States on 18 June 2019
Reeves frequent lets his bias overshadow Reagan's leadrship.Reviewed in the United States on 10 August 2007
Richard Reeves frequently lets his personal liberal bias get in the way of recognizing Reagan's greatness as a leader. He makes many insinuations that Reagan is lazy. Reeves has difficulty recognizing that Reagan had a plan to rebuild the United States from the Carter negatives to the Reagan positives. Still, in all, the biography of his presidency allows the Regan personality and magnetism to shine through Reeves' negativism.
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Roberts P Schafer
another great telling of a presidentReviewed in the United States on 25 June 2013
Richard Reeves does a fabulous job of making you feel like you know the man when you've finished. Also, sublime US History!
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One of the very best biographies in recent years.Reviewed in the United States on 24 March 2006
This book appears to be a well researched biography of Regan's eight years as president. It is very well read by the reader. His impersonation of Regan's speech, voice, inflection is particularly well done. The author offers deep insight into the character of all players. Rich in historical facts.
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