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A shocking portrait of the 1980s, of America, and of the woman whose position helped shape the values and policies of the Reagan administration. Through over 1,000 interviews collected during four years of exhaustive research and reporting, Kelley reveals Nancy Reagan as a superb public performer; a vain, materialistic social climber; a bitter foe; and formidable strategist - an American phenomenon.

©1991 Kitty Kelley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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This was a difficult book to get thru because of the venom spewed by the author and the narrator... Miss Kelly wrote about the Reagan’s cashing in after they left the Whitehouse. I am wondering when Miss Kelley is going to write an unauthorized biography about the Obamas and the Clintons cashing in after they left the White House. Doubtful....

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Tabloid quality of no historical value.

The author managed to make the most normal behaviors become seething with evil when done by Nancy Reagan. Much more telling about the author than about the subject matter. I will not complete the book as life is too short for such garbage.

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interesting but a little petty

The content was interesting and the narrator did a great job however, parts of it seemed a little petty and unnecessarily mean. overall it was well written and I would recommend it

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  • M. M. Ellis
  • 04-27-20

Better narration than The Royals by a mile.

I read this title in printed form when it was first published many moons ago and I enjoyed it very much. Nancy Reagan seemed a devious and very unlikeable person, and even from a very young age, she seems to have been determined for everything to go according to her plan and be damned everyone else. In a nutshell if you couldn't help the Reagan cause, you were of no use to her whatsoever, even family members. And interestingly only people with very inflated bank balances became "friends". Her husband is portrayed as a very weak man and clearly he would never have made it to The White House without Nancy's "help". Having decided to purchase the audible version, I still very much enjoyed the book, however, I do wish that the publisher would check the narration for the correct pronunciation of the British version of English when mentioning anything pertaining to Britain. In the case of KK's The Royals, I couldn't continue as the narrator of that book was positively dire. Recommended.