Ronald Reagan was a self-created man, a one-off legend of the
20th century. In this book we see that he was self-created many
times and, true to his aw-shucks cowboy style, always attributed
each re-creation to The Big Guy looking out for him. It was a style
he learned in Hollywood where, after many Grade-B hero roles, he
became the man in the white hat.
Reagan was born to a modest family in 1913 and early on received
the nickname “Dutch,” which stuck with him ever after.
He finished college with modest athletic accomplishments, had the