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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library 921 REA (Text) 33500013386701 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library 921 REA (Text) 35500006465635 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501165191
  • ISBN: 1501165194
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* This biography of Nancy Reagan, fortieth First Lady of the U.S., seemingly recounts every known detail of this driven, complicated woman's life. Interviews, society columns, previously published accounts, personal letters, mind-boggling minutiae, and even state documents from the Reagan Presidential Library inform scenarios that often refute versions of events from Reagan's 1989 autobiography or stepdaughter Patti's 1992 tell-all. Pages are filled with names of movie stars and politicians, and, beginning around page 75, Ronnie. There's information about Ronald Reagan's pre-Nancy life, and then their marriage, a mutual love affair that excluded others, including their own children. As First Lady, Reagan was known for being strategic, intuitive, and fiercely protective of her husband, a private person hiding behind a pretense of unflappable good humor. Chapters detail how Nancy persistently assisted and manipulated her husband's political career, and explore her reputation as a kingmaker who exerted profound influence over matters large and small, increasingly so as her husband succumbed to Alzheimer's. By the end of her life, the public persona of social-climbing Fancy Nancy had been replaced by an almost universal respect. Author Tumulty, a political columnist, does offer commentary and analysis, but mostly lets the facts tell the story. Expect high demand. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* This biography of Nancy Reagan, fortieth First Lady of the U.S., seemingly recounts every known detail of this driven, complicated woman's life. Interviews, society columns, previously published accounts, personal letters, mind-boggling minutiae, and even state documents from the Reagan Presidential Library inform scenarios that often refute versions of events from Reagan's 1989 autobiography or stepdaughter Patti's 1992 tell-all. Pages are filled with names of movie stars and politicians, and, beginning around page 75, Ronnie. There's information about Ronald Reagan's pre-Nancy life, and then their marriage, a mutual love affair that excluded others, including their own children. As First Lady, Reagan was known for being strategic, intuitive, and fiercely protective of her husband, a private person hiding behind a pretense of unflappable good humor. Chapters detail how Nancy persistently assisted and manipulated her husband's political career, and explore her reputation as a kingmaker who exerted profound influence over matters large and small, increasingly so as her husband succumbed to Alzheimer's. By the end of her life, the public persona of social-climbing Fancy Nancy had been replaced by an almost universal respect. Author Tumulty, a political columnist, does offer commentary and analysis, but mostly lets the facts tell the story. Expect high demand. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Karen Tumulty is a political columnist for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post, Tumulty wrote for Time magazine. She is based in Washington, DC.

Subject: Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016.
Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016 > Family.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
Reagan, Ronald.
Regan family.
United States > Politics and government > 1981-1989.
Washington (D.C.) > Biography.
California > Biography.
HISTORY / United States / General.
Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016.
Reagan, Ronald.
Regan family.
Families.
Politics and government.
Presidents' spouses.
California.
United States.
Washington (D.C.)
Genre: Biographies.

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