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My Father at 100
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My Father at 100
A Memoir
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Ron Reagan
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Imprint: Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Pub. date: 01/18/2011
Lib. SRP: 39.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 16.95 USD
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Lib. ISBN: 9781481570688
Ret. ISBN: 9781481570695
DRM Level: Media Operation & Rights Access License
Min. Version: OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 212556 KB
Duration: 07:32:50
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   

February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father—one of the most popular presidents in American history—told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any advisor, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father's watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader. Yet for all of their shared experiences of horseback rides and touch football games, there was much that Ron never knew about his father's past, and in My Father at 100 he sets out to understand this beloved, if often enigmatic, figure who turned his early tribulations into a stunning political career.

Since his death in 2004, President Reagan has been a galvanizing force that personifies the values of an older America and represents an important era in national history. Ron Reagan traces the...

Full Description:
   

February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father—one of the most popular presidents in American history—told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any advisor, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father's watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader. Yet for all of their shared experiences of horseback rides and touch football games, there was much that Ron never knew about his father's past, and in My Father at 100 he sets out to understand this beloved, if often enigmatic, figure who turned his early tribulations into a stunning political career.

Since his death in 2004, President Reagan has been a galvanizing force that personifies the values of an older America and represents an important era in national history. Ron Reagan traces the sources of these values in his father's early years and offers a heartfelt portrait of a man and his country—and his personal memories of the president he knew as "Dad."

Reviews:
  —Ronald Reagan
      "Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith."
  Publisher's Weekly
     

February 21, 2011
Reagan’s beautifully written memoir is a conflicted tribute to a distant, almost mythical figure. Though he admits to being "quite close as father and son," the younger Reagan also considered his father "warm yet remote" and "intensely private." The son fares well in his first book-length foray, telling a surprisingly detailed story of his ancestors, analyzing examples of his father’s heroic exploits, and relating touching accounts of his final years. The author is more concerned with showing how his father found his way through the world as a young man than he is about pulling back the curtain on the father-son relationship, which is a pity. The few filial episodes he recounts are predictable tales of moderate adolescent rebellion. The writer’s wife emerges as the one person who tries—and fails—to push Reagan to examine deeper feelings. However, resentment is never far from the surface; his father’s criticisms and reliance on political confidants at his son’s expense seem to sting. "You’re my son, so I have to love you. But sometimes you make it very hard to like you," his father once said, a passing reference that reveals more about the father-son relationship than Reagan dares share directly.

  AudioFile Magazine
      There's no better biography about Ronald Reagan than this one. Not only does the president's son reveal splendid insights, including the origin of the nickname "Dutch," but his narration is sublime. When the son quotes his father, he catches the timbre and cadence of President Reagan. We accompany Ron as he travels in his father's footsteps, particularly to small-town Illinois, where the elder Reagan's Irish-immigrant parents settled. Through the author's skillful narration, we hear the alcoholic father, the strong mother, the envious brother, and many others who were part of Reagan's path to the presidency. Ron was there for many important events in his father's life, which he shares with self-deprecating charm--much like his dad! Those who admire President Reagan will appreciate these intimate details of his life. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
Creator Marketing:
  Ron Reagan     
     

Ron Reagan is currently a political pundit for the cable television network MSNBC. He was formerly a talk radio host and chief political analyst for KIRO radio in Seattle and the host of Air America's The Ron Reagan Show. He has also written for numerous magazines.

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Geographic Rights:
   Canada, United States
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