Book Nook: My Father at 100, by Ron Reagan

Feb 6, 2011

February 6, 2011 is the 100th birthday of former President Ronald Reagan. To mark the centennial of his father's birth his youngest child, Ron Reagan, has written a memoir that reflects his own unique perspective on a man who has been written about many times before.

Ronald Reagan has become an iconic figure for many Americans. He is frequently quoted and emulated by politicians who range across the political spectrum, from Sarah Palin to the current occupant of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama.

In this interview Ron Reagan shares memories of a father who could be determined, stubborn, and often somewhat distant. Ronald Reagan wanted to be an American hero and for many Americans he was just that.