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Sweet Success for John B. Roberts II


By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to John B. Roberts II on the recent release of his newest non-fiction book, REAGAN’S COWBOYS: INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPGAIGN’S SECRET OPERTATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO (July 2020 from McFarland & Company).

ABOUT THE BOOK: Part memoir, part detective story, and part political thriller, this never-before-told story goes behind the scenes as Reagan’s reelection team works to expose a political opponent’s Mafia connections. After rumors of Ferraro’s mob ties reached Nancy Reagan and the White House, Roberts was one of two people appointed to secretly organize investigations into Ferraro. Well-illustrated, this book features all the major players in the Reagan White House and 1984 campaign, with revealing anecdotes about Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Purchase a copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, McFarland & Company, or independent booksellers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John B. Roberts II is a writer, television producer and artist living in Colorado Springs. Former Reagan White House insider and international political consultant, his previous books include “Rating the First Ladies: The Women Who Influenced the Presidency,” (Citadel 2003) and “Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience and Hope,” (AMACOM 2009), co-authored with his wife, Elizabeth. He was senior producer of the weekly political television talk show hosted by John McLaughlin, “The McLaughlin Group” and has thousands of broadcasts to his credit. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington PostWashington Times and numerous other publications. Visit the author at

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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