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Lou Cannon

Foremost Biographer of Ronald Raegan; Editorial Advisor to State Net Capitol Journal in Sacramento

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Lou Cannon Biography

Lou Cannon, known for his political reporting on California and the nation, is the foremost biographer of Ronald Reagan. He has written five books about Reagan, including the acclaimed President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, a Book of the Month Club main selection when originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1991. The late John Chancellor called President Reagan  “indispensable,” saying that it presented “the real Reagan, without the makeup or the handlers, seen through the eyes of the keenest Reagan-watcher of them all.” George F. Will said that Cannon was “Reagan’s best biographer.”

An updated version of President Reagan, published in April 2000 by PublicAffairs, also was a best seller, remains in print, and will be reissued in 2011 for the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth. In 2003, PublicAffairs published Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, praised by columnist David S. Broder as “another major contribution to Cannon’s definitive portrait of The Gipper.” Michael Barone called the book “essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Ronald Reagan.”

Cannon’s latest book, Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy, is co-authored with his eldest son, Carl M. Cannon, a prize-winning White House correspondent. It was published in 2008 by PublicAffairs.  The New York Times said this book was “sharp and discriminating” while The Washington Post found it “persuasive.” The Economist called the Cannons “canny, diligent reporters…[who] have produced as subtle an account of the past seven years as you could wish for.”

Lou Cannon worked 26 years for The Washington Post, where he won many awards and was described as a “reporter’s reporter” by his colleagues. Subsequently, he was a contributing editor and then chief executive officer of California Journal, an acclaimed non-partisan magazine that was published from 1970 to 2005. He is now editorial advisor to State Net Capitol Journal in Sacramento, for which he writes a monthly “Cannon Perspective” column. Cannon lectures on the presidency, the media, California politics, and police issues and has written for Smithsonianmagazine, National Review, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

Cannon’s noteworthy books include Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD, published in 1998 by Times Books and in paperback in 1999 by Westview Press. Garry Wills called this monumental social history “a classic.” The Los Angeles Times ranked Official Negligence among the best non-fiction books in 1998. The newspaper’s Jim Newton said the book is “the definitive work of modern Los Angeles, a massive effort to see the nation’s most dynamic city at its most important crossroads.”

In 2001, PublicAffairs published Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio, a history illustrated from the collection of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. It includes photographs, documents, and artifacts--some published for the first time--plus a 60-minute audio CD with excerpts from key Reagan speeches and a discussion by Cannon of the Reagan legacy. Cannon’s earlier Reagan books include Reagan (1982) and Ronnie & Jesse: A Political Odyssey (1969) a dual biography of Reagan and the flamboyant legislative leader Jesse Unruh. His books on other subjects include The McCloskey Challenge (1972) and Reporting: An Inside View(1977).

Born in New York City and raised in Reno, Nevada, Cannon attended the University of Nevada in Reno (now UNR) and San Francisco State College. After service in the U.S. Army he became a reporter for various California newspapers and covered Reagan’s first years as governor of California for the San Jose Mercury-News. He moved to Washington as a national correspondent for Ridder Publications. Beginning in 1972 he worked for The Washington Post, as political reporter, White House correspondent, columnist, and Los Angeles bureau chief. During the Reagan presidency, Cannon was senior White House correspondent for The Washington Post and wrote a weekly syndicated column.

Cannon was honored by the American Political Science Association in 1969 for “distinguished reporting of public affairs.” In 1984 he received the White House Correspondents Association’s coveted Aldo Beckman award for overall excellence in presidential coverage. The following year a survey by Washington Journalism Review named Cannon as “the best newspaper White House correspondent.” In 1986, Cannon won the Merriman Smith award for excellence in presidential news coverage—a single story written under deadline pressure. He won the first Gerald R. Ford Prize (1988) for distinguished reporting on the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan presidencies.

On October 1, 2000, Cannon wrote the cover story, “One Bad Cop,” for The New York Times Magazine, describing how the violent actions of a rogue officer had plunged the LAPD into crisis.

In 1995 Cannon was Raznick Distinguished Lecturer in the history department of the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1996 he was Freedom Forum journalist in residence at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

Cannon has four children and eight grandchildren. He and his wife, Mary, live in Summerland, near Santa Barbara, California.

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Governor Reagan HISTORY, POLITICS)

President Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime

President Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime

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Lou Cannon

Foremost Biographer of Ronald Raegan; Editorial Advisor to State Net Capitol Journal in Sacramento

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Lou Cannon Biography

Lou Cannon, known for his political reporting on California and the nation, is the foremost biographer of Ronald Reagan. He has written five books about Reagan, including the acclaimed President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, a Book of the Month Club main selection when originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1991. The late John Chancellor called President Reagan  “indispensable,” saying that it presented “the real Reagan, without the makeup or the handlers, seen through the eyes of the keenest Reagan-watcher of them all.” George F. Will said that Cannon was “Reagan’s best biographer.”

An updated version of President Reagan, published in April 2000 by PublicAffairs, also was a best seller, remains in print, and will be reissued in 2011 for the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth. In 2003, PublicAffairs published Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, praised by columnist David S. Broder as “another major contribution to Cannon’s definitive portrait of The Gipper.” Michael Barone called the book “essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Ronald Reagan.”

Cannon’s latest book, Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy, is co-authored with his eldest son, Carl M. Cannon, a prize-winning White House correspondent. It was published in 2008 by PublicAffairs.  The New York Times said this book was “sharp and discriminating” while The Washington Post found it “persuasive.” The Economist called the Cannons “canny, diligent reporters…[who] have produced as subtle an account of the past seven years as you could wish for.”

Lou Cannon worked 26 years for The Washington Post, where he won many awards and was described as a “reporter’s reporter” by his colleagues. Subsequently, he was a contributing editor and then chief executive officer of California Journal, an acclaimed non-partisan magazine that was published from 1970 to 2005. He is now editorial advisor to State Net Capitol Journal in Sacramento, for which he writes a monthly “Cannon Perspective” column. Cannon lectures on the presidency, the media, California politics, and police issues and has written for Smithsonianmagazine, National Review, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

Cannon’s noteworthy books include Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD, published in 1998 by Times Books and in paperback in 1999 by Westview Press. Garry Wills called this monumental social history “a classic.” The Los Angeles Times ranked Official Negligence among the best non-fiction books in 1998. The newspaper’s Jim Newton said the book is “the definitive work of modern Los Angeles, a massive effort to see the nation’s most dynamic city at its most important crossroads.”

In 2001, PublicAffairs published Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio, a history illustrated from the collection of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. It includes photographs, documents, and artifacts--some published for the first time--plus a 60-minute audio CD with excerpts from key Reagan speeches and a discussion by Cannon of the Reagan legacy. Cannon’s earlier Reagan books include Reagan (1982) and Ronnie & Jesse: A Political Odyssey (1969) a dual biography of Reagan and the flamboyant legislative leader Jesse Unruh. His books on other subjects include The McCloskey Challenge (1972) and Reporting: An Inside View(1977).

Born in New York City and raised in Reno, Nevada, Cannon attended the University of Nevada in Reno (now UNR) and San Francisco State College. After service in the U.S. Army he became a reporter for various California newspapers and covered Reagan’s first years as governor of California for the San Jose Mercury-News. He moved to Washington as a national correspondent for Ridder Publications. Beginning in 1972 he worked for The Washington Post, as political reporter, White House correspondent, columnist, and Los Angeles bureau chief. During the Reagan presidency, Cannon was senior White House correspondent for The Washington Post and wrote a weekly syndicated column.

Cannon was honored by the American Political Science Association in 1969 for “distinguished reporting of public affairs.” In 1984 he received the White House Correspondents Association’s coveted Aldo Beckman award for overall excellence in presidential coverage. The following year a survey by Washington Journalism Review named Cannon as “the best newspaper White House correspondent.” In 1986, Cannon won the Merriman Smith award for excellence in presidential news coverage—a single story written under deadline pressure. He won the first Gerald R. Ford Prize (1988) for distinguished reporting on the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan presidencies.

On October 1, 2000, Cannon wrote the cover story, “One Bad Cop,” for The New York Times Magazine, describing how the violent actions of a rogue officer had plunged the LAPD into crisis.

In 1995 Cannon was Raznick Distinguished Lecturer in the history department of the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1996 he was Freedom Forum journalist in residence at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

Cannon has four children and eight grandchildren. He and his wife, Mary, live in Summerland, near Santa Barbara, California.

Lou Cannon Videos

  • Lou Cannon - Reexaminating the Reagan Legacy [Audio] - YouTube
  • President Reagan's Interview with Lou Cannon of The Washington ...
  • President Reagan Interview by Lou Cannon in the Oval Office on ...

Lou Cannon Books

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  • How to book Lou Cannon?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lou Cannon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lou Cannon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lou Cannon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lou Cannon?
    Booking fees for Lou Cannon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lou Cannon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lou Cannon?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lou Cannon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lou Cannon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lou Cannon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lou Cannon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lou Cannon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lou Cannon for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Lou Cannon generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Randall, Jonathan Sacks (Rabbi Lord), Craig Shirley, Tom DeFrank and Gloria Steinem. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lou Cannon for an upcoming event.

Lou Cannon Speaker Videos

  • Lou Cannon - Reexaminating the Reagan Legacy [Audio] - YouTube
    President Reagan's Interview with Lou Cannon of The Washington ...
  • President Reagan Interview by Lou Cannon in the Oval Office on ...

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