The Nation: REAGAN: THE PROUD PERFORMER

Ronald Reagan sought the seclusion of his hilltop home in Pacific Palisades to prepare for the rigors of the Republican Convention in Kansas City. For an actor-turned-politician, he is a surprisingly solitary figure, and the campaign has not changed him. Shy and reserved, he protects his privacy and that of his wife Nancy. Reagan is happiest puttering around his ranch in the Santa Ynez Mountains or reading political memos and position papers in his book-lined study in Los Angeles.

He studiously took time last week to prepare himself for his bid for the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!