by Winston Groom
From the Author of "Forest Gump"
Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President
He was one of America's true greats. As president, he changed the world, developing a successful strategy for defeating Communism, toppling the Soviet Union, and liberating Eastern Europe (while hardly firing a shot). And just as important, he restored an America that had found itself mired in a malaise of falling living standards, moral decay, and what seemed like inevitable decline.
Though he was our oldest president, Reagan acted as a tonic, rejuvenating America's economy, restoring her confidence, and attracting a majority of young voters won over by his vision of making America once again a shining city on a hill.
In this superlative biography for young adults, bestselling author Winston Groom--author of "Forrest Gump"--gives us the full Reagan, from his Midwestern American boyhood, to his early career as a radio sports announcer, to his days as a Hollywood star and his extraordinary political career as a union leader, governor of California, and president of the United States.
Covering the gamut of Reagan's dramatic life, "Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President" is essential reading, as inspiring as its subject.
Age Group: 12 to 18
Winston Groom is the author of sixteen previous books, including "Forrest Gump, Kearny's March, Shrouds of Glory, Vicksburg: 1863," and "Conversations with the Enemy," a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He lives with his wife and daughter in Point Clear, Alabama.