Famously called the “Teflon President,” Reagan may be less elusive to historical fiction than he was to the day’s headlines. If anyone can pin him down, it’s Mallon, author of nine novels, most recently Watergate, and seven books of nonfiction. Focusing closely on the months between August 1986 and January 1987, Mallon recreates the Cold War’s final, treacherous days, recreating the Soviet-American negotiations in Iceland as well as the rising panic and anger surrounding AIDS, events he reimagines from the perspectives of the Reagans, Nancy’s astrologer, Margaret Thatcher, Christopher Hitchens, and a host of others.
Thomas Mallon - Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Not Signed or Personalized