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In At Reagan's Side, Reagan scholars Jeff Chidester and Stephen Knott compile excerpts from interviews of top Reagan officials. Through the Miller Center's Ronald Reagan Oral History Project, Chidester and Knott show readers the life of the "Great Communicator" through the eyes of both famous and lesser-known administration insiders like James Baker, Edwin Meese, Peter Hannaford, Caspar Weinberger, and Joanne Drake. At Reagan's Side offers unique, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the candidacy and election of Ronald Reagan, chronicling his run for and subsequent election to public office as Governor of California, and later, as President of the United States.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Mr. Reagan Goes to Sacramento Chapter 4 2. Governor Reagan Chapter 5 3. "There is No Substitute for Victory" Chapter 6 4. Mr. Reagan Goes to Washington Chapter 7 5. From Evil Empire to Iran Contra Chapter 8 6. The Man Behind the Wall Chapter 9 7. Tearing Down the Wall Chapter 10 8. "The Sunset of My Life" 11 Appendix A. Ronald Reagan Oral History Project Scholars 12 Appendix B. List of Interviews Conducted 13 Bibliography 14 Index
Posted August 4, 2009
Passage of time often brings perspective and clarity to our history. At Reagan's Side offers candid, even-handed reporting by those who worked with him on the victories as well as the challenges and frustrations of his political career and his presidency. Initially suspicious that the book would cannonize Reagan, I enjoyed reading this informative and very human portrait of a man determined to do his best for his country.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.