- Hardcover: 1184 pages
- Publisher: Harper; Slp Una edition (May 19, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006134625X
- ISBN-13: 978-0061346255
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,992,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Reagan Diaries Unabridged: Volume 1: January 1981-October 1985 Volume 2: November 1985-January 1989 Hardcover – May 19, 2009
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Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States.
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Based on substance alone, I would give this two-volume set 5 stars without reservation. A comprehensive review, however, must also consider factors such as cost. On that account, the unabridged version fares badly. It sells here on Amazon for roughly $75 more than the abridged hardcover version (the difference between their list prices is actually $115), but offers nothing to justify that huge markup. For that kind of money, one would expect significant enhancements, such as leather-binding, gold-leafed pages, a ribboned bookmark, and/or a fancy slipcase. Instead, the books themselves are ordinary dustjacketed cardboard hardcovers, printed on plain paper, and with a simple blue cardboard slipcase. Really, the price should be in the $60-70 range (what one would expect to pay for two hardcover books) and not much more, but instead the list price has been marked up to over twice that. While the unabridged content undoubtably adds to the book, it doesn't add near enough to make it a wise buy for the average reader.
Unless you're a scholar or a Reagan enthusiast, stick with the abridged version--you'll get the essentials at about a quarter of the price.
Now a true account, one with some humanity in it, would have been worth the money. This one sounds like a robot wrote it. The dull reader, one with not a single thought of his or her own, will devour this book.