Governor Reagan

Governor Reagan : His Rise to Power

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In Governor Reagan, Lou Cannon offers-through recent interviews and research drawn from his unique access to the cabinet minutes of Reagan's first years as governor of California-a fresh look at the development of a master politician. Noting the complexities, both personal and political, that Reagan embodies, columnist George F. Will singled out Lou Cannon, "a brilliant reporter who has known and covered Reagan for nearly forty years," as someone who understood. "He has been Reagan's best biographer. And now, drawing upon a wealth of new material, Cannon illuminates Reagan's Sacramento years-his apprenticeship for the presidency. " When considered together, Governor Reagan and President Reagan are essential reading for everyone ever captivated by Reagan and his momentous life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 147.3 x 221 x 40.6mm | 771.12g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • export ed
  • 158648284X
  • 9781586482848
  • 1,942,324

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"Lou Cannon's insightful knowledge of his subject, his entertaining writing style and his excellent research make Governor Reagan an invaluable book about a remarkable man". National Review "This is a well-written book. It tells a fascinating story and, most of all, it goes a long way to explain the secrets of Reagan's success". Washington Post Book World"
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About Lou Cannon

Lou Cannon is a journalist who covered Reagan for thirty-six years, first as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and later as The Washington Post White House correspondent. He is the author of four other books on the former President, including President Reagan. He lives in California.
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