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The Source: New Book Reveals President Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. The movie star turned Governor of California was an unlikely pick for president, but a common touch an ideological flexibility and a strength of specific convictions made him an appealing choice for voters. 

It's safe to say he was a transformational character for America--ending the New Deal and ushering in a new conservativism--but where does he rank as a President?

A new book looks at his life and what he accomplished.

Guest

  • HW Brands, Author and Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi