Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency

b00ue3t6bw-01-lBook #34: Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency, Bill O’Reilly

From his deeply held conservative principles to his hard nosed fight against communistic totalitarianism, Ronald Reagan has widely been regarded as one of the best presidents of the 20th century.  But this legacy was forged through a lifetime of struggle and hardship that at times was nearly fatal.  In this story O’Reilly chronicles the life and legacy of Ronald Reagan from his days as a hollywood democrat to being the foremost conservative leader of the free world.  It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the life of Ronald Reagan.  However I found that O’Reilly was a little harsh on the Reagans (particularly Nancy) which I thought was odd given his own personal political and professional affiliations.

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The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

51xo-uvtihlBook #13: The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, Patrick Buchanan

Plagued by defeat against John F. Kennedy in 1960, former Vice President Richard Nixon entered the 1960’s with his eye on the Presidency in 1968.  However he had to fight against not only the perception that was a looser as a campaigner but also against the Republican establishment of Rockefeller and Romney.  This book chronicles the how Nixon established his campaign team, unified the Republican party and ultimately winning the White House.

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