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The Acting President

The Acting President

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by Bob Schieffer, Gary P. Gates

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For national TV correspondent Schieffer and his co-author, the story of the Reagan presidency is the story of his advisors--their opinions, policies, schemes, intrigues, and misdeeds--not Ronald Reagan's leadership or vision. Reagan was a disengaged, passive president to whom decision making and policy making meant hiring experts and following their advice. This environment was ripe for misadventures such as the Iran-contra scandal, where aides, in Reagan's name, made national policy, unchecked and unmanaged. The authors speculate that perhaps Reagan was too lazy or too content and satisfied a man to exercise leadership and manage his presidency. But they also recognize that most Americans have forgiven Reagan for any shortcomings since he entertained them and demanded neither sacrifices nor great efforts. Recommended for most libraries.-- Mark K. Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio
An exhaustive analysis of the Reagan years from inside the White House by a pair of acute political observers. Covers decision-making and the participants: Deaver, Haig, Casey, Poindexter. Acidic paper; no bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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