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Year speech. Please make sure you are in good health as intensive
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Greatness: Reagan, Churchill and the Making of
Steven F. Hayward
A very readable but short book, which is one of the reasons why it
cannot credibly deal with "The Making of Extraordinary Leaders."
Hayward is obviously an expert on both parties and as the title implies,
has no doubt about their greatness. The reader is assumed to accept this
judgment uncritically. There probably would not be much debate about
Churchill in this context while Reagan's greatness is something that
will be debated for a long time yet.
The author highlights parallels in their careers. Similarities are noted
in their speech development - both prepared diligently, both nearly died
of serious illness, each had an impish sense of humor, each moved from
liberal to conservative philosophy.
Hayward has an easy writing style and presents a number of good
anecdotes about both men, including one extremely humorous one featuring
Churchill and political foe Clement Atlee.
If you want to read serious biography of either men, look elsewhere
including, possibly, other books on these parties by author Hayward. But
if you want a light (not in a deprecatory sense), enjoyable commentary
on two fascinating politicians, this book fits the bill.