Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan
Shirley offers his third book on the Gipper;This one centered around the death and burial of our fortieth president, Ronald Reagan. Emotionally packed with memories, this documentary spirals outward from the daily events that followed President Reagan’s death on June 5th, 2004, as his body traveled from California to Washington, D.C. and back again until finally entombed.
Shirley gives the detractors ample voice; not so much to offer balance but to show the ridiculousness of mainstream media in the face of such overwhelming public support for the widow and family, and for Reagan’s honorable legacy. “Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of men and women of all ages, all creeds and races, all economic backgrounds, lined the interstate Route 101 waving American flags, cheering for him, cheering for her, welcoming Ron and Nancy Reagan home”. They drove to the Capitol to pay their respects. They came by the tens of thousands, and waited in lines for hours to bid him farewell.
Shirley does more than capture the mood. He brings out the quotes and motives behind the agendas, personal and political.
|Author||Craig Shirley • Lou Cannon, Foreword|
|Page Count||496 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|