What to Expect from the New Administration
Richard Reeves, the former chief political correspondent of The New York Times, and an award winning-biographer of four modern presidents takes a closer look at the challenges that lie ahead for the 44th President of the United States.
Ronald Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
Richard Reeves, a critic of Ronald Reagan as President in the 1980s, spent more than five years working in archives and talking to members of the administration, to produce what the Washington Post characterized as a completely new portrait of the 40th President. As he had previously done with Presidents Kennedy and Nixon, Reeves reconstructed the critical days of the Reagan years to shatter myths about his passivity and disengagement. Instead, we see a bold and focused leader who, right or wrong, changed the way Americans saw themselves and the world. Gambling his presidency and his ideology, he confronted communism and, as shown in newly declassified transcripts of his conversations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, justified his own imagination of the American past and a future without communism.
The View from the Oval Office: What It's Like to be President
Over the past twenty years, beginning with research on President Kennedy in the 1980s, Richard Reeves has searched archives and interviewed White House staffers to produce three acclaimed and bestselling books about modern presidents. He has succeeded, as critics have noted, in humanizing the most powerful job in the world and the men who held it by re-creating day by day, hour by hour, sometimes minute-by-minute the crises that defined the last 20th century -- and redefined the character and impact of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in three triumphant volumes.
Acclaimed Presidential Historian
Richard Reeves, former Chief Political Correspondent of The New York Times, has received numerous awards for his work in print, television and film, and is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling trilogy on the American Presidency, beginning with President Kennedy: Profile of Power (1993); President Nixon: Alone in the White House (2001) and President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination (2006). He is the author of 11 other books and is a syndicated columnist whose work appears weekly on Yahoo.com and in more than 100 newspapers. Currently the Senior Lecturer of the Annenberg School of the University of Southern California, his 14th book, A Force of Nature, was published in November 2007. This is the story of the splitting of the atom and the “heroic age of physics”, when Albert Einstein, Ernest Rutherford and Neils Bohr changed the way we see the world. He is currently working on a narrative history of the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49.
Mr. Reeves has also worked extensively on television and in film, as a panelist for We Interrupt this Week, and Chief Correspondent on Frontline. He has made six television films and won all of television's major documentary awards: the Emmy Award for Lights, Camera ... Politics! for ABC News; the Columbia-DuPont Award for Struggle for Birmingham for PBS; and the George Foster Peabody Award for Red Star over Khyber for PBS. He has also appeared in two feature films, Dave and Seabiscuit.