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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Reeves Narrator: George K. Wilso Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twenty-five years after Ronald Reagan became president, Richard Reeves has written a surprising and revealing portrait of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. As he did in his best-selling books President Kennedy: Profile of Power and President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Reeves has used newly declassified documents and hundreds of interviews to show a president at work day by day, sometimes minute by minute.

President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination is the story of an accomplished politician, a bold, even reckless leader, a gambler, a man who imagined an American past and an American future, and made them real. He is a man of ideas who changed the world for better or worse, a man who understands that words are often more important than deeds. Reeves shows a man who understands how to be President, who knows that the job is not to manage the government but to lead the nation. In many ways, a quarter of a century later, he is still leading. As his vice president, George H. W. Bush, said after Reagan was shot and hospitalized in 1981: We will act as if he were here.

In focusing on the key moments of the Reagan presidency, Reeves recounts the amazing resiliency of Ronald Reagan, the real comeback kid. Here is a 70-year-old man coming back from a near-fatal gunshot wound, from cancer, from the worst recession in American history. Then, in personal despair as his administration was shredded by the lying and secrets of hidden wars and double-dealing, he was able to forge one of history's amazing relationships with the leader of the Evil Empire. That story is told for the first time using the transcripts of the Reagan-Gorbachev meetings, the climax of an epic story, as if he were here.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven | 7/27/2013

    " It was very eye opening as to what kind of a president Reagan really was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chad | 3/24/2012

    " A slanted perspective on President Reagan with a transparent agenda. At least the author discloses his dislike for Reagan up front. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shaun | 4/23/2011

    " This was a pretty good read about President Reagan's presidency, the good and the bad. He had an amazing 8 years in the White House as I assume that every president does. I felt it was a pretty fair assessment of his 8 years in office. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 3/16/2011

    " Excellent tour through Ronald Regan's presidency. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves is the bestselling author of presidential biographies, including President Nixon and President Kennedy, acclaimed as the best nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine. A syndicated columnist and winner of the American Political Science Association’s Carey McWilliams Award, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.