Bob Spitz is the biographer of The Beatles, Julia Child, Bob Dylan, and now President Ronald Reagan, in his new biography, “Reagan: An American Journey.” On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Spitz and Domenech discuss the extraordinary interviews he got with people close to Reagan over the course of his story-book life. They cover Reagan’s drive, his time in Hollywood and California politics, and the rich details of his life.
“Reagan was not always the smartest man in the room. He had a gift for a lot of things, and one of those things was being able to express himself,” Spitz said. “Not just in front of a camera, but putting his thoughts down on paper, and he learned that mostly because he wrote all the speeches for the Presidency in the Screen Actors Guild.”