Ronald Reagan

Reagan: A Life in Letters

By Ronald Reagan

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"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."

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Reagan, in His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan

By Ronald Reagan

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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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Reagan and Thatcher

By Geoffrey Smith

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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.

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President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

By Lou Cannon

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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.

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I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan

By Nancy Reagan, editor

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"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."

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Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan

By William E. Pemberton

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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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Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan

By Edmund Morris

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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.

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Angels Don't Die: My Father's Gift of Faith

By Patti Davis

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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.

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A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan

By Michael Deaver

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"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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