DK Biography: Ronald Reagan

DK Biography: Ronald Reagan

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by Michael Burgan
     
 

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DK Biography: Ronald Reagan tells the story of the 40th president of the United States, including his boyhood in Illinois, his successful career as a Hollywood actor, his tenure as governor of California, and his two terms in the Oval Office. Along the way, it examines his vision, his strengths and weaknesses, and his enduring legacy as an American icon.

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DK Biography: Ronald Reagan tells the story of the 40th president of the United States, including his boyhood in Illinois, his successful career as a Hollywood actor, his tenure as governor of California, and his two terms in the Oval Office. Along the way, it examines his vision, his strengths and weaknesses, and his enduring legacy as an American icon.

Featuring detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary boxes, and a visual timeline, DK's Biography series is perfect for book reports or anytime reading.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—This pocket-sized volume chronicles the life of our 40th president. With at least two additional photos or a boxed inset on each spread, there is enough variety in the layout to break up the text. Still, with an overall size of 5 x 8 inches, it hardly qualifies as "a photographic story of a life." It is really Burgan's accessible voice that carries the story as he covers Reagan's life from birth to death. Descriptions of his early career as a radio announcer reading telegrams and making up the visuals while broadcasting baseball games are a convincing depiction of his ability to create a good story and punt when necessary. While coverage of the Iran-Contra issue indicates this is not completely laudatory, the general impression is that President Reagan was a nice old man who was well liked by his colleagues and even his challengers. Much space is spent on his fight against communism and how his efforts and relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev brought an end to the Cold War. Additional sources and a bibliography don't include resources specifically for kids, but offer a variety of media that may prove useful.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756670740
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Series:
DK Biography Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
813,402
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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DK Biography: Ronald Reagan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This biography is a well done book for any age to read. It would be good for those who don't know too much about Ronald Reagan.