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Book Review: An American Life, The Autobiography

An American Life: The Autobiography by [Reagan, Ronald]

This is the first (and likely only) autobiography read as part of my march through the bios of U.S. Presidents in chronological order. It works because, whether you agree with his politics or not, Reagan is a pretty affable guy, which comes through in the book. The stories from his youth and Hollywood days were most interesting to me. The White House years were a bit wonkish on policy, but give a glimpse into the thought process of a man sitting in the Oval Office, though handing off the chunks of the narrative to his diary entries at the time was a bit distracting. I’ll balance Reagan’s point of view with Richard Reeve’s The Triumph of Imagination  before moving on to Bush 41. (4 of 5 Stars)

Link to An American Life on Amazon

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