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Ronald Reagan

Head of State, Actor (6-Feb-1911 — 5-Jun-2004)


Laurence I. Barrett. Gambling with History: Ronald Reagan in the White House. Doubleday. 1983. 511pp.

Mary Beth Brown. Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan. Nashville: WND Books. 2004.

W. Elliot Brownlee; Hugh Davis Graham (editors). The Reagan Presidency: Pragmatic Conservatism and Its Legacies. University Press of Kansas. 2003. 404pp.

Lou Cannon. Ronnie and Jesse: A Political Odyssey. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1969. 340pp.

Lou Cannon. Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power. New York: Public Affairs. 2003. 579pp.

Lou Cannon. President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1991. 948pp.

Lou Cannon. Reagan. New York: G. P Putnam's Sons. 1982. 464pp.

Bob Colacello. Ronnie & Nancy: Their Path to the White House, 1911-1980. New York: Warner Books. 2004.

Dinesh D'Souza. Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader. New York: Free Press. 1997. 292pp.

Matthew Dallek. The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Great Turning Point in American Politics. New York: The Free Press. 2000.

Robert Dallek. Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Symbolism. Harvard University Press. 1984. 221pp.

Helene von Damm. At Reagan's Side. New York: Doubleday. 1989. 340pp. Former personal secretary for Reagan, later US Ambassador to Austria.

Patti Davis. The Long Goodbye. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2004.

John Patrick Diggins. Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History. New York: W. W. Norton. 2007. 493pp.

Ronnie Dugger. On Reagan: The Man and His Presidency. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1983.

Wilbur Edel. The Reagan Presidency: An Actor's Finest Performance. Hippocrene Books. 1992. 384pp.

Anne Edwards. Early Reagan: The Rise to Power. William Morrow. 1987. 617pp.

Lee Edwards. Ronald Reagan: A Political Biography. Houston: Nordland Publishing. 1981. 307pp.

Thomas W. Evans. The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism. Columbia University Press. 2006. 302pp.

Frances Fitzgerald. Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan and Star Wars and the End of the Cold War. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2000. 592pp.

Mark Hertsgaard. On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1988. 408pp.

Ghita Ionescu. Leadership in an Interdependent World: The Statesmanship of Adenauer, De Gaulle, Thatcher, Reagan and Gorbachev. Longman. 1991. 352pp.

Paul Kengor. God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life. New York: Regan Books. 2004.

William Kleinknecht. The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America. New York: Nation Books. 2009. 317pp.

Laurence Leamer. Make-Believe: The Story of Nancy & Ronald Reagan. New York: Harper & Row. 1983. 395pp.

Michael Mandelbaum; Strobe Talbott. Reagan and Gorbachev. New York: Vintage Books. 1987. 190pp. A Council on Foreign Relations book.

James Mann. The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War. New York: Viking Press. 2009. 416pp.

Jane Mayer; Doyle McManus. Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988. Houghton Mifflin. 1988. 468pp.

Bud McFarlane; with Zofia Smardz. Special Trust: Pride, Principle and Politics Inside the White House. New York: Cadell & Davies. 1994.

Ed Meese. With Reagan: The Inside Story. Washington, DC: Regnery. 1992. 362pp.

Dan Moldea. Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob. New York: Viking Press. 1986. 382pp.

Edmund Morris. Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. New York: Random House. 1999. 874pp.

Peggy Noonan. When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan. New York: Viking Press. 2001. 338pp.

William E. Pemberton. Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan. M. E. Sharpe. 1998. 295pp.

Rick Perlstein. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2014. 856pp.

Joan Quigley. What Does Joan Say? My Seven Years as White House Astrologer to Nancy and Ronald Reagan. New York: Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group. 1990. 218pp. Former astrologer to Nancy and Ronald Reagan.

Elton Rayack. Not So Free to Choose: The Political Economy of Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan. Praeger. 1987. 215pp.

Maureen Reagan. First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir. Boston: Little Brown & Co.. 1989.

Ron Reagan. My Father at 100. Penguin. 2011. 228pp.

Ronald Reagan. An American Life: The Autobiography. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1990. 736pp.

Ronald Reagan. The Reagan Diaries. New York: Harper Collins. 2007. 784pp.

Ronald Reagan. Reagan: A Life in Letters. New York: Free Press. 2003. 934pp.

Richard Reeves. President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2005. 571pp.

Bob Schieffer; Gary Paul Gates. The Acting President: Ronald Reagan and the Men Who Helped Him Create the Illusion That Held America Spellbound. Dutton. 1989. 397pp.

Larry Speakes; with Robert Pack. Speaking Out: The Reagan Presidency from Inside the White House. Scribner. 1988. 322pp.

Gil Troy. Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s. Princeton University Press. 2007. 417pp.

Stephen Vaughn. Ronald Reagan in Hollywood: Movies and Politics. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 359pp.

Garry Wills. Reagan's America: Innocents at Home. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1987. 472pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. New York Times Obituary [link]

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.920)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.632)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.587)

  11. Who's Who in America 2000

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1222)

  13. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1165)

  14. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.460)

  15. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.385)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.627)

  17. Current Biography, 1967 Yearbook (pp.338-40)

  18. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.444)

  19. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.411)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.335)

  21. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.716)

  22. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.450)

  23. Who Runs Washington? (p.13)

  24. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.1275)

  25. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.600)

  26. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.416)

  27. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.3, p.1349)

  28. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.179)

  29. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.357)

  30. Who's Who in California 1976 (p.1)

  31. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.183)

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