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What makes a peron a politician? And what makes that politician a larger-than-life legend or a "pol"? From William Jennings Bryant to Ronald Reagan, writers have been digging deep into the persona of political leaders and bringing them to light in prose.

In his new book, "Pols: Great Writers on American Politicians from Byran to Reagan," On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly. Jack Beatty looks at how great writers have reported on known American politicians through the times.

Tune in to hear a conversation with Beatty about his new book.

Guests:

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and author of "Pols: Great Writers on American Politicians from Byran to Reagan."

This program aired on November 26, 2004.

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