President Reagan the Role of a Lifetime (Paperback)
Hailed by The New York Times as "the best study of that enigmatic presidency," Lou Cannon's President Reagan remains the definitive account of our most significant presidency in the last fifty years. Only veteran journalist Lou Cannon, who covered Reagan for more than twenty-five years, can take us deep behind the scenes of the oval office. In this thoroughly revised and updated paperback edition, Cannon reveals the true nature of the man behind the performer, the life behind the legend.
About the Author
Carl M. Cannon is the White House correspondent for National Journal, the author of "The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War," and co-author of "Boy Genius: Karl Rove, The Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs," He lives in Washington, D.C. Lou Cannon covered Ronald Reagan for thirty-six years, first as a reporter for the "San Jose Mercury News," later as "The Washington Post" White House correspondent. The author of five other books on Reagan including "President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime," he lives in Summerland, California.
New York Times, January 9, 2011
“Authoritative… If Obama actually read Cannon, his comeback could have legs. It’s full of leadership lessons that will be particularly useful in outfoxing political adversaries who seem not to have consulted so much as a picture book about the president they claim as their patron saint.”