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My Father At 100 by Ron Reagan

Saturday, June 16, 2012

February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father--one of the most popular presidents in American history--told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any advisor, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father's watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader. Yet for all of their shared experiences of horseback rides and touch football games, there was much that Ron never knew about his father's past, and in My Father at 100 he sets out to understand this beloved, if often enigmatic figure who turned his early tribulations into a stunning political career.

Goodreads Summary

Reading this as an 18 year old that was born after Ronald Regan’s presidency was really interesting and I liked learning about Ronald Regan’s life. Reading about Ronald’s past from Ron’s point of view was really appealing. I loved reading about Ronald Regan’s past and history. The fact that Ron traveled to learn about his father really hit home with me. This book seemed to really look at Ron and Ronald’s relationship. Regan, an enormous figure, is humanized into a father who cared about his family. I was in tears when Ronald died and would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about his history.
The photos that came with the book put faces with people that I read about. They are poignant and nostalgic; I greatly appreciated their presence. I now plan to read more about America’s presidents.
The only real flaw I noticed in this novel was the lack of focus at times. Ron seemed to lose focus or lapse into a side note that was unrelated to a previous topic. My Father at 100 earns four out of five stars.

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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  1. alterlisa said...:

    Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Seems interesting enough...O.O I'm discovering a lot of nonfiction lately...

  1. This sounds like a great non-fiction read. I love Ronald Reagan. :)