The Reagans: Portrait of a Marriage
|Rating||:||4.51 (798 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||416 Pages|
misskris said If you're a Reagan fan this book is NOT for you!. This book is erroneously named. It says little about the marriage and relationship between the Reagans. Instead, it takes cheap shots at both of the Reagans for every rumored tabloid-esque criticism and downplays every real admirable achievement of this remarkable and inspiring couple. I'm curious as to why the author would bother trying to illuminate anything about the Reagans, seeing as how she obviously has any little real understanding of their marriage relationship, nor does it seem she wanted to accurately portray it. Save your money and get "When character was King." It's much better written.. Nice try, but is this a true portrait? Marvin D. Pipher This book takes a look at the lives of Nancy and Ronald Reagan both while in and out of political life with emphasis on the Reagans, themselves, rather than on the political events of which they were a part. The book clearly reflects the time and effort expended by the author in researching and writing it and appears to contain a great deal of authoritative information concerning the Reagans. Much of it is in the form of quotes from those who worked with or for the Reagans or otherwise interacted with them. These are woven into a fairly comprehensive and persuasive story.Even so, the book seems to fall short of its title.. A good readbut not much new here First, let me start off by saying that Anne Edwards "Early Reagan" is one of my favorite books about Reagan. Her latest, The Reagans: Portrait of a Marriage" is a good read but there really isn't much new information Reagan fans and scholars don't already know about these remarkable people. My biggest criticism of this book is that I believe Edwards overdoes the old stereotype that Nancy wore the pants and was the brains behind the man and his rise to power and what a dragon lady she was. Parts of the book are very unfair, in my opinion, to Nancy and come pretty close to doing a hack job. In that regard, it's disappointin
She was a contract player at MGM, unmarried and rapidly growing too old to play the starlet. Anne Edwards shows you a side of Nancy that has never before been revealed. He was an actor, newly divorced, whose controversial tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild was drawing more attention than his film career. Anne Edwards brings the Reagans’ dysfunctional family life into sharp focus, along with a fascinating array of supporting players---from Reagan’s evangelistic mother, Nelle, to Nancy’s adoptive father, Dr. This obsessio
Throughout his governorship of California, his presidency, the assassination attempt, his meetings with Gorbachev-Nancy's sentiments, advice and complaints figured prominently, to the extent that the president of the United States rearranged his schedule according to the advice of Nancy's favorite astrologer. He, in turn, relied completely on Nancy and trusted her wholly. While Edwards celebrates the Reagans' achievements, she does not shy away from presenting the darker, grimmer side of their life and does a wonderful job of fully fleshing out the convoluted and tortured emotions that define this famous family. . In all, she offers an engaging yet honest look at the human experience played out on the public stage. From the day they married, Nancy devoted her every moment to ensuring her husband's happiness. 32 pages of b&w photos not seen by PW.Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Those close to the couple admit that Reagan'