From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of any visionary and transformative president.
In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as the two great presidents with the twentieth century, a real peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor what sort of confident force of Reagan’s personality plus the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative revolution in American politics and play an important role in ending communism inside the Soviet Union. Reagan de-activate the chronilogical age of liberalism, Brands shows, and ushered inside age of Reagan, whose defining principles continue to be powerfully felt today.
Reagan follows young Ronald Reagan as his ambition permanently larger stages compelled him to go away behind small-town Illinois for being first a radio announcer and that quintessential public figure of recent America, your favorite shows star. When his acting career stalled, his reinvention because voice of The General Electric Theater in the media made him an unlikely spokesman for corporate America. Then began Reagan’s improbable political ascension, starting within the 1960s, when he was initially elected governor of California, and culminating within his election in 1980 as president with the United States.
Employing archival sources out of stock to previous biographers and using dozens of interviews with surviving individuals Reagan’s administration, Brands has designed a richly detailed and fascinating narrative from the presidential years. He offers new insights into Reagan’s remote management style and fractious West Wing staff, his deft handling of public sentiment to change the tax code, with his fantastic deeply misunderstood relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, where nothing less than the fate from the world turned.
Reagan can be a storytelling triumph, an irresistible portrait of your underestimated politician whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the country.