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Lou Cannon

Author of President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

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Lou Cannon has 2 media appearances.

Lou Cannon
Booknotes, Sunday, May 12, 1991
Lou Cannon discusses President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.

Washington Post reporter Lou Cannon discussed his book, Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, in which Mr. Cannon examined Reagan's presidential roles from various perspectives: as that of communicator, leader, and so on. Mr. Cannon, who has reported on Ronald Reagan's political career for over twenty years since Reagan's tenure as governor of California in the 1960's, interviewed hundreds of administration officials and acquaintances of the Reagans as the basis of the book. Mr. Cannon discussed President Reagan's methods of communicating ideas to audiences, which was based on his role as an actor: as an actor, President Reagan allowed himself dramatic license when making a point. Although he did not lie, President Reagan occasionally included or excluded facts in order to convey the general impression he wished to leave with an audience. Mr. Cannon went on to discuss his career covering politics in California and Washington, and his three books on President Reagan's life and career. (timspalding)… (more)
Lou Cannon
Booknotes, Sunday, May 19, 1991
Lou Cannon discusses President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.

Lou Cannon, author of Ronald Reagan: Role of a Lifetime, continued his discussion of the Reagan presidency from the previous week. Mr. Cannon, now a reporter for the Washington Post, has followed President Reagan's political career since Reagan's governorship of California in the 1960's, and has written three books on the former president. Mr. Cannon discussed his numerous interactions with the former president, who he described as being distant from his family and acquaintances. The book, Mr. Cannon said, was intended to record a contemporary impression of the Reagan presidency through interviews of acquaintances rather than a historical record. Mr. Cannon said he hoped the book would provide historians of the future a greater insight into the Reagan presidency than may be provided by the Reagan archives. (timspalding)… (more)
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