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Gambling with History: Reagan in the White House
Gambling with History: Reagan in the White House
By Laurence I. Barrett
Doubleday, 1983, 511 pp
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An excellent, objective account constructed around biographical portraits of the President and his principal advisers. The author, senior White House correspondent for Time, is well informed and has interviewed extensively. The picture of the President has some new details but is familiar in its general outline: decent instincts combined with considerable ignorance and insensitivity. There is good material on the forced resignation of Alexander Haig as Secretary of State.