Ronald Reagan Remembered

Michael Deaver

"Whether it was traveling with Reagan on endless campaign flights, discussing the day-to-day issues in the Oval Office, or surviving the harrowing assassination attempt, Deaver worked with the former chief executive for twenty consecutive years. Now he offers his memories of Ronald Reagan as governor, president, and friend."
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Patti Davis

The daughter of the former president pays tribute to her father, Ronald Reagan, describing his spiritual strength in the face of Alzheimer's, the impact of his near assassination, and his spiritual legacy to her and others.

Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cora Witherspoon. Ronald Reagan, Henry Travers

Davis stars as a glamorous and somewhat frivolous socialite who matures and falls in love with her doctor while dying from a brain tumor. Geraldine Fitzgerald is wonderful as her best friend. Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan also have small parts in this film. Have a box of tissues handy.

Edmund Morris

A Pulitzer-Prize winning author with total access to the then President and his papers wrote a fascinating interpretation of Reagan's life, including his boyhood, his Hollywood days, his tremendous role in reshaping American politics, and his debilitating illness.

William E. Pemberton

This book, one of the shorter ones on Reagan written for an adult audience, credits him with restoring American pride but has little use for Reaganomics.
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Nancy Reagan, editor

"No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was--travelling to make movies for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room--Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love and insight about her husband and the many phases of their life together."

Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan and Robert Cummings

When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again.
This movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1942.

Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan plays George Gipp, the Fighting Irish's first All-American, whose final words, "win just one for the Gipper," became one of the most famous sayings associated with Reagan. Pat O'Brien stars as coach Knute Rockne.

Lou Cannon

Cannon draws on his twenty-five years of experience covering the Ronald Reagan as well as interviews with Mr. Reagan and his associates to produce a portrait that depicts the former president's virtues as well as his flaws.
This is generally considered to be the definitive biography of Ronald Reagan.

David Ogden Stiers and David McCullough

The story of Ronald Reagan's life, with comments by contemporaries and historians. Vol. l. Lifeguard (128 min.) -- Vol. 2. An American crusade (150 min.)

Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
"... gives an eyewitness account of how the Cold War ended, with humankind declared the winner. As Reagan’s principal adviser on Soviet and European affairs, and later as the U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R., Matlock lived history: He was the point person for Reagan’s evolving policy of conciliation toward the Soviet Union. Working from his own papers, recent interviews with major figures, and archival sources both here and abroad, Matlock offers an insider’s perspective on a diplomatic campaign far more sophisticated than previously thought, led by two men of surpassing vision.

"Matlock details how, from the start of his term, Reagan privately pursued improved U.S.—U.S.S.R. relations, while rebuilding America’s military and fighting will in order to confront the Soviet Union while providing bargaining chips. When Gorbachev assumed leadership, however, Reagan and his advisers found a potential partner in the enterprise of peace. At first the two leaders sparred, agreeing on little. Gradually a form of trust emerged, with Gorbachev taking politically risky steps that bore long-term benefits, like the agreement to abolish intermediate-range nuclear missiles and the agreement to abolish intermediate-range nuclear missiles and the U.S.S.R.’s significant unilateral troop reductions in 1988.

"Through his recollections and unparalleled access to the best and latest sources, Matlock describes Reagan’s and Gorbachev’s initial views of each other. We learn how the two prepared for their meetings; we discover that Reagan occasionally wrote to Gorbachev in his own hand, both to personalize the correspondence and to prevent nit-picking by hard-liners in his administration. We also see how the two men were pushed closer together by the unlikeliest characters (Senator Ted Kennedy and François Mitterrand among them) and by the two leaders’ remarkable foreign ministers, George Shultz and Eduard Shevardnadze."

Geoffrey Smith

Drawing on interviews with both leaders and their key advisors, the author traces the close political partnership between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher and how that partnership influenced world events.

Ronald Reagan

Both before, during, and after his presidency, Reagan was a prolific writer. This collection gives a window on his thoughts and shows consistencies between his beliefs, his plans, and his policies.
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Ronald Reagan

"Ronald Reagan may have been may have been the most prolific correspondent of any American president since Thomas Jefferson. The total number of letters written over his lifetime probably exceeds 10,000. Their breadth is equally astonishing - with friends and family, with politicians, children, and other private citizens, Reagan was as dazzling a communicator in letters as he was in person. Collectively, his letters reveal his character and thinking like no other source. He made candid, considerate, and tough statements that he rarely made in a public speech or open forum."

Marc Eliot

Presents the early career of the Hollywood actor who became the fortieth president, covering more than thirty years of his film and television work, his two marriages, and his two runs as the president of the Screen Actors' Guild.

Deborah Hart Strober

Interviews with more than 100 cabinet members, international leaders, and former presidents Bush and Ford clarify the circumstances of the fall of the Soviet Union, along with other highlights of the Reagan presidency.

Michael Schaller

"A professor of history offers an illuminating look at Reaganism as an American phenomenon. Schaller shows how Reagan created an illusion of national prosperity and global power when these were in fact declining, and he examines Reaganomics, the rise of political Christianity, the war on drugs, relations with the Soviet Union, and more."

Ronald Reagan

From the bestselling editor of The Reagan Diaries come the newly disclosed notebooks of Ronald Reagan that bring to light his most intimate thoughts and favorite quotations.

Harry Benson, photographer

As the Reagans' favorite photographer, Harry Benson has long enjoyed a special relationship with the former first family, photographing them numerous times for Life and Vanity Fair magazines. His photographs of the couple, taken at the White House and at the Reagans' homes and ranches, are intimate and appealing records of a happy and fulfilling marriage. Recently, Nancy Reagan invited Benson to photograph the couple together one last time, a bittersweet occasion given the former president's Alzheimer's Disease. That portrait and others spanning nearly 40 years are gathered together in this book.

Peter Hannaford, compiler and editor

"...includes Reagan's most memorable quotations on a wide variety of topics. These quotes capture the essence of Reagan's personality, wit, and charm-demonstrating why he was called the 'great communicator.'"

William F. Buckley, Jr.

"The late William F. Buckley Jr. offers a reminiscence of thirty years of friendship with the man who brought the American conservative movement out of the political wilderness and into the White House. Ronald Reagan and Buckley were political allies and close friends throughout Reagan's political career. They went on vacations together and shared inside jokes. Yet for all the words that have been written about him, Ronald Reagan remains an enigma. His former speechwriter Peggy Noonan called him 'paradox all the way down,' and even his son Ron Reagan despaired of ever truly knowing him. But Reagan was not an enigma to William F. Buckley Jr. They understood and taught each other for decades, and together they changed history. This book presents an American political giant as seen by another giant, who knew him perhaps better than anyone else--the most revealing portrait of Ronald Reagan the world is likely to have."

Edwin Meese

Former attorney general Edwin Meese began his political life as California Governor Reagan's legal advisor in 1966. In this memoir, he credits Reagan with the downfall of the Soviet Union as well as a surge in economic vitality in the 1980s.