Shortly before the was elected the fortieth president of the United Sates, Ronald Reagan was asked what the American people saw in him. With characteristic modesty he replied, "I think, maybe, they see themselves and that I'm one of them." Ronald Reagan is the story of this man who embodied the American century, from his modest Midwestern beginnings through his successful Hollywood career to his two-term tenure in the White House. Illustrated with more than 130 full-color and black-and-white photographs, this engaging pictorial biography celebrates the life, achievements, and legacy of an American icon.
In deftly interwoven words and images we look back at the real Reagan, who emerged from his humble Illinois roots to become a movie and television star. In 1966 Reagan left Hollywood behind and entered the political arena, eventually becoming governor of California. There was no stopping this engaging and eloquent citizen-politician from carrying his message of hope and promise all the way to Washington, D.C.
President of the United States from 1981 to 1989a decade of peace, prosperity, and growth for AmericaReagan presided over the end of the Cold War. For all his optimism, geniality, and folksy rhetoric, Reagan was never afraid to stand up for his principles in both domestic and foreign affairs. And though he held some views that were considered, at times, controversial, his candor and compassion won him the respect and admiration of Americans and world leaders alike. For many, Reagan was the perfect representative for traditional American values.
Throughout his long life of public service, Ronald Reagan dared his fellow Americans to dream heroic dreams. This volume is a lasting tribute to a man whose character and integrity made those dreams come true.
Sarah Gallick is the author of several best-selling biographies under the pseudonym Nellie Bly, including Oprah Winfrey, The Kennedy Men, Barbra Streisand, and Marlon Brando. In addition, she has covered the celebrity beat for Star magazine, and contributed articles to the Enquirer, New Woman, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Manhattan.
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