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Hallock Public Library 921 REA (Text) 35500003705454 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library 921 REA (Text) 35500003741558 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0743230221
  • ISBN: 9780743230223
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.

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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 November #2
    Reeves gears his chronicle of President Reagan's tenure to day-to-day events, composing neither a history nor a biography but a book-length version of the proverbial first draft of history. Reeves pays careful attention to the media coverage of the moment, particularly his alma mater, the New York Times, in this above-average work of journalism, as he pairs affairs behind the scenes with contemporary reportage and commentary. The flashy image management of the Reagan presidency, frustrating to reporters but mostly successful with the American public, is peeled completely back by Reeves'intent integration of meeting notes, Reagan's diary, Reagan's public utterances, author interviews of administration members, and memoirs. This illumination of the real Reagan is Reeves'essential achievement here and a testimony to his excellence as a journalist; nevertheless, his book is shaded by his subject's aloof personality. Reagan's remoteness from most people, except for his wife, and from objective reality engenders the most criticism, especially as doubts accumulated about his mental acuity. Reporting on Reagan's inattention, Reeves nonetheless accords credit to Reagan for his engagement with words and ideals while scrupulously omitting his personal opinion of Reagan's conservative precepts. Meticulous and fair, Reeves sets the bar for the historian who would attempt a definitive history of the Reagan years. ((Reviewed November 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Reagan, Ronald
Presidents United States Biography
United States Politics and government 1981-1989
United States Politics and government 1981-1989 Decision making
United States Foreign relations 1981-1989
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 24 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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