Reagan: An American Journey
By Bob Spitz
Read by Paul Michael, with the recording produced by Penguin Audio.
Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn
Bob Spitz has crafted a biography of Ronald Reagan for a celebrity-adoring era. Plumbing the well of the 40th president’s relationships, Spitz explains the Great Communicator’s life though the people he encountered. Reader Paul Michael’s cadences invoke Reagan’s own, helping Spitz paint his subject as a principled everyman whose political rise seems inevitable.
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Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.