Monday, March 31, 2008

Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography

Comics publisher Hill and Wang has released a series of graphic biographies in recent months. This one, about Ronald Reagan, covers the former president from his days as a Hollywood union boss to his final hours in the hold of a degenerative disease. It's easy now, some two decades after his time in office, to glorify or demonize this iconic man. This book, if nothing else, will show a new generation that there was more to the man than either side prefers to remember. His controversies were serious and many, yet he had a unique gift for words, timing and public image that likely changed the tone and behind-the-scenes mechanics of American politics forever.


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