American Icon

320pp 26 ILLUS 2016 LIST PRICE: £25.00 B862



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Ronald Reagan is arguably the most successful post-war American president. A transformational leader, he is broadly credited with renewing American prosperity after the stagflation-hit 1970s, laying the foundations for Cold War victory and bringing about the shift to the right in late-twentieth century politics. In this new biography, Morgan assesses Reagan's considerable achievements while also highlighting the shortcomings that were an indisputable part of his record.
. . . a more complicated man than his reputation suggests . . . one of a small band of leaders across the ages who change the course of history through their remarkable qualities of vision, will and character. THE TIMES