Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Reagan: The Life by H. W. Brands



"General Secretary Gorbachev," Reagan declared in front of the Brandenburg Gate, "if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate! . . . Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
-- Reagan: The Life by H. W. Brands.  With his crisp style and ability to cogently organize mountains of information, Brands once again proves his ability as a master biographer.

I'm a big fan of Steven Hayward's two-volume Reagan biography, and I wouldn't give that one up. But at half the pages, this one is a more approachable introduction for readers looking for their first Reagan biography. And with newly available archival materials and interviews, even Hayward fans like me will want to make room on the shelf for Brand's robust new portrait of Ronald Reagan.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

4 comments :

Literary Feline said...

I don't generally read biographies, admittedly, but I am interested in history. I am glad you are enjoying this one.

Laura Thomas said...

I'd probably not read this but I do like to watch biographies. Reagan would be an interesting one.

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/07/teaser-tuesdays-121-morrigans-shadow/

storytreasury said...

Sounds interesting!

mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/teaser-tuesday-stories-of-the-raksura-volume-2/

Diane Coto said...

I was too young to vote when he ran (thank goodness I'm too young for something). I would ot have voted for him, but I was surprised at how well he did in his presidency. :)
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