Pulse: Read This Now: Tear Down This Myth

Percipient Daily News columnist and Attytood blogger Will Bunch wrote this takedown of Ronald Reagan’s legacy after a 2008 Republican presidential debate. “Incredibly, half the questions were essentially ‘What would Reagan do?,’” says Bunch. His biggest Gipper myths? The former prez’s economic prowess, his role in the demise of the Berlin Wall, and his popularity. (“He was even less popular than Johnson.”) And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in 300 pages sure to make Smerconish’s bald head explode. Will Bunch (Free Press; $24)