Craig Shirley's Last Act is the important final chapter in the life of Reagan that no one has thus far covered. It's the kind of audiobook that widens our understanding of American history and of the presidency and the men who occupied it. To tell Reagan's story, Craig has secured the complete, exclusive, and enthusiastic support of the Reagan Foundation and Library and spent considerable time there reviewing sealed files and confidential information.
Cast in a grand and compelling narrative style, Last Act contains interesting and heretofore untold anecdotes about Reagan, Mrs. Reagan, their pleasure at retirement, the onslaught of the awful Alzheimer's, and how he and Mrs. Reagan dealt with the diagnosis, the slow demise, the extensive plans for a state funeral, the outpouring from the nation, which stunned the political establishment, the Reagan legacy, and how his shadow looms more and more over the Republican Party, Washington, the culture of America, and the world.
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Von Deborah A. Landry Am hilfreichsten 17.04.2017
More moving than well written, but definitely worth reading
Coming from a long family of Reagan admirers, I was riveted and very moved by this book, and appreciate having an author state the accurate facts about the Reagan legacy. Obviously Trump was not the first to invent fake news. Critically I found the narrative to be a little disjointed and often a conglomeration of headlines gleaned from newspaper archives. That is a criticism of the narrative style but not of the content.
If you've ever experienced Europe before and after the Cold War you'll better understand and immensely appreciate and respect the freedom people nowadays take for granted.
That Reagan achieve this with his policies in a bloodless revolution should not cease to continue to amaze the world. Unfortunately, many detractors do not want to except this truth.
The book is very moving and an important contribution to history.
I highly recommend it and will certainly listen to this audio book several times again.