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The Making of the Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan's Transformation from Actor to Governor

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Here is the untold story of how, over three days, two behavioral scientists helped Ronald Reagan win the California governorship, turning the Gipper into the Great Communicator.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Lyons Press (first published September 4th 2012)
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Jody
Apr 15, 2013 Jody rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from goodreads giveaways.

I didn't sign up to get this particular book so I believe there was a mix-up at the publisher's mailing house. I am glad. I was born in '74 and there were a couple of presidents before Reagan in my lifetime but for some reason Reagan is the first president I remember. There was a lot going on in that time and from my memory (notice I am judging by my memory and not by the history books) Reagan handled things quite well. I was a young man and
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Cynthia
Jun 28, 2013 Cynthia rated it really liked it
I switched party affiliations in 1979 so I could vote for Regan in the primary, and then voted for him in the subsequent national election. To this day, he is the only president I have voted for that was worth my vote. Unfortunately.

As far as this book is concerned, it was a trip down memory lane reading all the politicians' names and the events of the 60s. My family had just moved from Los Angeles to Sacramento in 1962 and I remember when Regan was elected govenor. They were pretty "heady" time
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Robert Kradoska
Mar 21, 2014 Robert Kradoska rated it liked it
a lesson in politics
Jenn S.
Apr 09, 2013 Jenn S. rated it it was amazing
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A well written captivating tale of the steps taken to bring an unknown into greatness. For anyone who remembers Reagan this is a quick insight into those early years without anything to distract us from a cherished individual. Certainly something I'd want on my bookshelf.


Free advance copy provided through goodreads First Reads. Many thanks for the privilege to read this book.
Rob Mcniff
Apr 22, 2013 Rob Mcniff rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book. If you are Reagan fan then this book is right up your alley. It gives wonderful insight on what started the greatest president on his path into politics. Its full of information but not boring. It makes you want to turn the page and see whats next.
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