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From his early life in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and directly to a occupation in politics that took him all of the technique to the Oval place of work, Ronald Reagan stored an abiding religion in the USA and in what our nation stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination try and lived to be 93.
Who was once Ronald Reagan? covers his existence and occasions in a balanced, enjoyable approach for kids. greater than a hundred black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our 40th president.
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From his formative years in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and directly to a occupation in politics that took him the entire method to the Oval place of work, Ronald Reagan stored an abiding religion in the US and in what our nation stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination test and lived to be 93.
Who used to be Ronald Reagan? covers his lifestyles and instances in a balanced, enjoyable approach for kids. greater than a hundred black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our 40th president.
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