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9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

highly recommended

ron reagan exposes some of the reasons his father was so popular all the while cheating the middle class at the expence of the wealthy and why many of those who were negativly impacted loved him. also explains why his father was the godfather of defecit spending. reagan...
ron reagan exposes some of the reasons his father was so popular all the while cheating the middle class at the expence of the wealthy and why many of those who were negativly impacted loved him. also explains why his father was the godfather of defecit spending. reagan being one of the most damaging presidents to labor and poor alike a robin hood in reverse if you will did so much damage to the very people who loved him he was indeed the great communicator.

posted by taxmule on January 24, 2011

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16 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

This Will Probably Be A Disappointment As Ron Jr. Must Have Been:

I'm ordering this book expecting little knowing Ron Reagan Jr. has usually lived up to that standard himself. Ron Reagan Jr. gives proof to the old adage that acorns grow poorly in the shade of giant oaks.

I loved President Reagan and dare any reader to go a single ...
I'm ordering this book expecting little knowing Ron Reagan Jr. has usually lived up to that standard himself. Ron Reagan Jr. gives proof to the old adage that acorns grow poorly in the shade of giant oaks.

I loved President Reagan and dare any reader to go a single day without hearing him lauded in connection with his achievements or philosophy. He changed this country in a profound way that has and will continue to last for decades. Unfortunately as with many fathers their offspring reject what loving guidance is offered only to grow older and learn for themselves the wisdom that comes with age, Ron Reagan Jr. never learns. He as with his sister have floundered trying desperately to make an income off of the fame of their father. This appears to be just another attempt. I bought the book thinking that if Ronald Reagan could live with his disappointments, surely I can live with this small one.

I suggest people buy this book and deduct it on their income tax as a charitable donation in honor of President Reagan. I look forward to Ron's next book, "My Father At 105", if he doesn't starve to death first.

posted by 5173173 on December 16, 2010

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    Ron Reagan celebrates the centenary of his father's birth by tak

    Ron Reagan celebrates the centenary of his father's birth by taking us on a trip to the small towns that made his father the man we know as one of the most beloved presidents in history. Ron traveled to these towns and shares his experiences along with many stories he heard his father tell over the years.

    The journey before Hollywood, Sacramento and Washington D.C. that shaped Ronald Reagan into the man we got to know later in his life when he hit the public spotlight.

    Dollycas's Thoughts

    The love Ron Reagan has for his father just flows off these pages. He takes us back in time and shares with us the life of Ronald Reagan from the very start.

    This is not a book about Ronald Reagan the politician or Ronald Reagan the actor although a bit of that is mentioned. This is a story of Ronald "Dutch" Reagan, the boy, the young man, and how his life growing up in Illinois brought him to be the man we came to know as an actor, a Governor and a President, from the very beginning when his ancestors came to the United States. Ronald Reagan, the child of a what would be called today a dysfunctional family became a local hero, the lifeguard and the football player. A man who even when everything was against him he always tried to do what was right. He set a very high standard for himself and while like all of us, he had is faults, he tried to be the best he could be every day and in every way.

    This book is a loving tribute by a son about his father. Ron Jr. admits he didn't completely understand his father and wishes he would have listened closer to his dad's stories and spent more time talking about the past before the Alzheimer's started to take over. I think this book turned in a different direction than what was originally planned. He may have had some unresolved conflict he needed to work out after his dad passed away. Not only did the readers learn much about Ronald "Dutch" Reagan but the author did as well.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    Reading this as an 18 year old that was born after Ronald Regan&

    Reading this as an 18 year old that was born after Ronald Regan’s presidency was really interesting and I liked learning about Ronald Regan’s life. Reading about Ronald’s past from Ron’s point of view was really appealing. I loved reading about Ronald Regan’s past and history. The fact that Ron traveled to learn about his father really hit home with me. This book seemed to really look at Ron and Ronald’s relationship. Regan, an enormous figure, is humanized into a father who cared about his family. I was in tears when Ronald died and would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about his history.
    The photos that came with the book put faces with people that I read about. They are poignant and nostalgic; I greatly appreciated their presence. I now plan to read more about America’s presidents.

    The only real flaw I noticed in this novel was the lack of focus at times. Ron seemed to lose focus or lapse into a side note that was unrelated to a previous topic. My Father at 100 earns four out of five stars.

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