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Garry Wills has written nothing but scholarly, top-of-the-shelf books for quite some time now. He's a classicist, an historian and just a great writer with an independent... Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Thomas B. Cox
I love reading books about Ronald Reagan, whether they are critical or puff pieces, or whatever. Garry Wills biography of Reagan seems to lean heavily on his own personal... Read morePublished on January 5, 2005 by Michael R. Nothstine
Mr. Wills is a smart writer who starts his book off comparing what he believes is Mark Twain's America to that of Ronald Reagan's childhood. Read morePublished on June 28, 2004 by Prometheus
Those who criticize Wills for "sloppy work" are off base and clearly have an ax to grind. On the other hand, this book is not a "consummate" piece of work,... Read morePublished on June 27, 2004 by fml66
I consider myself a conservative, and I found this book very helpful in understanding my conservative "roots." A warts and all look at a man misunderstood by both sides. Read morePublished on November 2, 2003
Wills captures both the man and the eras he inhabited in prose that sometimes approaches poetry. There are fascinating historical tidbits, insights a-plenty, funny jokes ("war... Read morePublished on December 4, 2002 by Stanley Allen
This is a very valuable effort of outlining the personality of one man as well as the tidings he symbolized and which brought us such ominous phenomena as trickle down economics,... Read morePublished on May 11, 2002 by "martinaluise7"
This book deviates from being a political biography to find excuses to blame Reagan on various things. Read morePublished on August 16, 2001 by The Grammar Police