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Reagan - The Life

H. W. Brands

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From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling Historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan's personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative revolution in American politics and play a crucial role in ending communism in the Soviet Union. Reagan shut down the age of liberalism, Brands shows, and ushered in the age of Reagan, whose defining principles are still powerfully felt today. Reagan follows young Ronald Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him to leave behind small-town Illinois to become first a radio announcer and then that quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. When his acting career stalled, his reinvention as the voice of The General Electric Theater on television made him an unlikely spokesman for corporate America. Then began Reagan's improbable political ascension, starting in the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, and culminating in his election in 1980 as president of the United States. Employing archival sources not available to previous biographers and drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving members of Reagan's administration, Brands has crafted a richly detailed and fascinating narrative of the presidential years. He offers new insights into Reagan's remote management style and fractious West Wing staff, his deft handling of public sentiment to transform the tax code, and his deeply misunderstood relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, on which nothing less than the fate of the world turned. Reagan is a storytelling triumph, an irresistible portrait of an underestimated politician whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the nation. From th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

31h 44m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:24


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:39


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:56


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:12


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:47


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:39


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:22


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:32


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:06


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:59


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:35


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:22


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:45


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:36


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

01:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:43


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:15


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:09


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:31


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:11


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:12


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:58


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:53


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:50


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:01


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:00


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:25


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:43


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:50


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:12


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:03


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:51


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:50


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:33


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:47


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:27


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:36


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

01:18


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:12


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:31


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

01:55


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:02


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:21


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

02:39


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:14


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:23


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:48


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

02:55


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:23


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

09:13


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:23


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

02:10


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:14


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

09:33


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

09:09


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:31


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:59


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:20


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:34


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:36


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:02


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:05


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:40


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:56


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:00


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

02:46


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:40


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:43


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:01


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:39


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:18


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:52

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