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The Resource Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris

Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris

Label
Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan
Title
Dutch
Title remainder
a memoir of Ronald Reagan
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981, one of his first literary guests was Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris developed a fascination for the genial yet inscrutable President and, after Reagan's landslide reelection in 1984, put aside the second volume of his life of Roosevelt to become an observing eye and ear at the White House. Thus began a long biographical pilgrimage to the heart of Ronald Reagan's mystery, beginning with his birth in 1911 in the depths of rural Illinois (where he is still remembered as Dutch, the dreamy son of an alcoholic father and a fiercely religious mother) and progressing through the way stations of an amazingly varied career: young lifeguard (he saved seventy-seven lives), aspiring writer, ace sportscaster, film star, soldier, union leader, corporate spokesman, Governor, and President. Reagan granted Morris full access to his personal papers, including early autobiographical stories and a handwritten White House diary. During thirteen years of obsessive archival research and interviews with Reagan and his family, friends, admirers and enemies (the book's enormous dramatis personae includes such varied characters as Mikhail Gorbachev, Michelangelo Antonioni, Elie Wiesel, Mario Savio, Francois Mitterrand, Grant Wood, and Zippy the Pinhead), Morris lived what amounted to a doppelganger life, studying the young Dutch, the middle-aged Cold Warrior, and the septuagenarian Chief Executive with a closeness and dispassion, not to mention alternations of amusement, horror, and amazed respect, unmatched by any other presidential biographer.--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Edmund
Dewey number
  • 973.927/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.M66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B R2872m
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • Governors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Actors and actresses
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Governors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Presidents
  • California
  • United States
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Biografie
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • Governors
  • American actors
Label
Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains genuine and fictional characters
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 679-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land of lost things -- The rainbow on the roof -- A dark form half hidden in the snow -- A world elsewhere -- Chimes at midnight -- Air and water -- The indifferent figure in the sand: a review -- Long blue shadows -- Inside story -- Love is on the air -- On the beach with Ronnie and Jane -- A lonely impulse of delight -- The end of the beginning -- Celluloid commandos -- The regeneration of the world -- Star power: a dialogue -- Down the divide: Four short scenarios -- Red or palest pink: a letter -- This dismal wilderness -- INTERMISSION -- And then along came Nancy -- The unexplored mystery of ploughed ground -- Remember old Ma Reagan: A studio interview, 1954 -- Ladies and gentlemen of the California Fertilizer Association: a speech -- Dark days -- Reagan Country -- A sixty-year-old smiling public man -- The ripple effect -- I, Ronald Wilson Reagan -- Back into the iron vest -- Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance -- Physicians of memory -- Almost Air Force One -- One on one -- Explosions -- The beginning of the end -- Album leaves, 1987-1988 -- The shining city
Control code
ocm39633448
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 874 pages
Isbn
9780394555089
Lccn
98039600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780394555089
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)39633448
Label
Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris
Link
Publication
Note
Contains genuine and fictional characters
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 679-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land of lost things -- The rainbow on the roof -- A dark form half hidden in the snow -- A world elsewhere -- Chimes at midnight -- Air and water -- The indifferent figure in the sand: a review -- Long blue shadows -- Inside story -- Love is on the air -- On the beach with Ronnie and Jane -- A lonely impulse of delight -- The end of the beginning -- Celluloid commandos -- The regeneration of the world -- Star power: a dialogue -- Down the divide: Four short scenarios -- Red or palest pink: a letter -- This dismal wilderness -- INTERMISSION -- And then along came Nancy -- The unexplored mystery of ploughed ground -- Remember old Ma Reagan: A studio interview, 1954 -- Ladies and gentlemen of the California Fertilizer Association: a speech -- Dark days -- Reagan Country -- A sixty-year-old smiling public man -- The ripple effect -- I, Ronald Wilson Reagan -- Back into the iron vest -- Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance -- Physicians of memory -- Almost Air Force One -- One on one -- Explosions -- The beginning of the end -- Album leaves, 1987-1988 -- The shining city
Control code
ocm39633448
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 874 pages
Isbn
9780394555089
Lccn
98039600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780394555089
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)39633448

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