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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan
by Karen Tumulty
672 pages
Simon & Schuster House
Published: April 2021

Published this past week, Karen Tumulty’s sweeping biography of Nancy Reagan (1921-2016) promises a thorough, objective and revealing account of one of the nation’s most influential first ladies. Tumulty has been a columnist for The Washington Post since 2010 and was a correspondent for Time for nearly sixteen years. This is her first book.

Prior to the publication of this biography, readers interested in Nancy Reagan had relatively few alternatives. Among them: a salacious, gossipy blockbuster by Kitty Kelley published in 1991, Bob Colacello’s 2004 “Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path to the White House” and several generally-friendly memoirs and remembrances penned by…

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