His name in American politics is more cited than any other president. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are radically different today, mainly as a result of Ronald Reagan and the force of his ideas. No twentieth century president shaped the American political landscape so profoundly.
Craig Shirley s Last Act is the important final chapter in the life of Reagan that no one has thus far covered. It is the kind of book that widens our understanding of American history and of the presidency and the men who occupied it. To tell Reagan s story, Craig has secured the complete, exclusive, and enthusiastic support of the Reagan Foundation and Library and spent considerable time there reviewing sealed files and confidential information.
Cast in a grand and compelling narrative style, Last Act contains interesting and heretofore untold anecdotes about Reagan, Mrs. Reagan, their pleasure at retirement, the onslaught of the awful Alzheimer s and how he and Mrs. Reagan dealt with the diagnosis, the slow demise, the extensive plans for a state funeral, the outpouring from the nation, which stunned the political establishment, the Reagan legacy, and how his shadow looms more and more over the Republican Party, Washington, the culture of America, and the world.
Last Act was such a wonderful book! I loved reading about Ronald Reagan and learning so many things I hadn’t heard before. Insights into the kind of man that Reagan was, his character and his honesty, so amazing.
So many people loved and adored him. Most of the people who worked under him seemed to love him as well. I found all of it so interesting and I kept wanting to read more.
Last Act is a great read, especially for anyone who loved Ronald Reagan, but really for anyone who enjoys biographies. Honestly, I don’t read that many biographies but this one was so interesting. Definitely a book to recommend!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.