Follow the amazing story of Ronald Wilson Reagan, a small-town boy who found success in Hollywood and reached immortality in Washington, D.C. From his star-making role as George Gipp in "Knute Rockne - All American," to his terms as governor of California, to his election as the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan lived the American dream. As president, he ushered in a new era of conservative politics, marked by a bold economic program ("Reaganomics") and tough foreign policies. Many political pundits credit President Reagan's hard-line foreign policy and strong military buildup for leading to the end of the cold war and the former Soviet Union itself. In 1981, a nation held its breath after Reagan was nearly assassinated, but President Reagan battled back to regain his health and was re-elected to a second term of office in a landslide vote. Through success and adversity, Ronald Reagan steadfastly held to his beliefs, embodying the spirit of the country he loved. Witness history in "Ronald Reagan: His Life And Legacy" as extended excerpts of several of President Reagan's most memorable speeches are included in this extraordinary biography.