Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan by Craig Shirley chronicles the final years of Ronald Reagan’s life. It was a very informative book, and I especially enjoyed learning about the little details related to Reagan’s later part of his life. The book is 328 pages long – not including endnotes – but it is by no means dry. Reading it was a good way to brush up on the history and politics of the Reagan era. I really liked the occasional quotes that Shirley interspersed throughout the book, and I liked the way the author presented Reagan in the text. The book is well researched and predominantly written in an objective manner, and the insightful content makes the stories about Reagan come alive on the pages. Shirley also talks about a lot of key political figures during the Reagan period. It would be an understatement to say that Last Act is an interesting biography; in fact, it is captivating.
You can find Last Act here.