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Publisher Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Reading these diaries, Americans will find it easier to understand how Reagan did what he did for so long . . . They paint a portrait of a president who was engaged by his job and had a healthy perspective on power.”
—Jon Meacham, Newsweek

During his two terms as the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine occurrences of his presidency. To read these diaries—now compiled into one volume by noted historian Douglas Brinkley and filled with Reagan’s trademark wit, sharp intelligence, and humor—is to gain a unique understanding of one of our nation’s most fascinating leaders.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
784
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
5.4
MB

Customer Reviews

GrandpaTG ,

Excellent!!!

This book provides a fascinating inside view of the daily life of President Reagan, along with a great perspective on his love for the US and his high moral standards. Through Reagan's daily writings, the reader quickly develops an understanding of the character and inner nature of this extraordinary man. Some of the adjectives I would use are considerate, kind, firm in his beliefs, honorable, strong of faith, respectful, loyal, visionary leader, loving to his wife, gracious, lover of freedom and his country, lover of people, open, forthright, and honest. I could see his disappointment, and sometimes outrage, when politicians and the media knowingly distorted or outright lied about events during his presidency. This book allows his true nature to shine through. His actions were guided by his beliefs and morals, not cynical political maneuvering or calculated political gain. The attempt on his life, and his subsequent recovery from a gunshot wound, was fascinating to read about. I finished the book wishing that I had had the opportunity to meet him in person. He was one of a kind and a true leader. Highly recommended.

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