Michael Rogin, 13 October 1988
Show More Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North by Ben Bradlee.
Grafton, 572 pp., £14.95, September 1988, 0 246 13364 3Show More
For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington by Donald Regan.
Hutchinson, 397 pp., £16.95, June 1988, 0 09 173622 6Show More
“... Ronald Reagan’s autobiography, Where’s the rest of me?, repeated the question the actor had asked in the movie King’s Row, when he woke up in a hospital bed to discover that his legs had been amputated. Reagan lost his legs in Hollywood, the autobiography explains, and recovered ‘the rest of me’ (that phrase is the leitmotif of his text) by fighting Communist influence there, acquiring personal and institutional backing, and marrying Nancy Davis ...”