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Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches

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Chosen and annotated by the president himself, these speeches collect his concerns, his political philosophy, the triumphs, and the challenges, of his eight years in office.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1989)
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Jeri Johnson
Aug 01, 2011 Jeri Johnson rated it it was amazing
I actually bought the Audio version and I'm soooooo glad I did because hearing the actual speeches, just as he gave them, in his own voice was so moving. (Several of them moved me to tears). People rave about Obama's oratory skills, but Reagan was so much better (and more sincere). It is so ironic that our country is in the same place it was when Reagan took office, but he was able to turn things around. by the end of his eight years in office, 16 million jobs were created...not meaningless gove ...more
Craig
Aug 30, 2008 Craig rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read. It truly shows Reagan's ideology and how great his speechwriting was. Many of his speeches are clear, straightforward, and filled with common sense. I wasn't very political during the Reagan years as I was just getting into High School during the end of his Presidency but after reading this book years later I realized how much of a great person Reagan was.
Andrew
Oct 06, 2008 Andrew rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a gift in high school, back when I was much more political than I am now.

I loved it so much that I memorized some of Reagan's speeches.

I flipped through it recently. Even though politically, I'm an independent, I still love reading him.
Bsass78
Jul 02, 2012 Bsass78 rated it really liked it
What a champion of civil liberties this man was!! I knew that from history, but have never taken the time to read his speeches. They are amazing! If you liked him at all, it will really appeal to you!
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Jul 09, 2015 Wendi rated it it was amazing
Liked hearing the warmth and sincerity in his words. Impressed by his Barry Goldwater speech because he wrote it himself.
Chris Wiley
May 24, 2014 Chris Wiley rated it it was amazing
Great book of selected speeches from Reagan. These were memorable speeches that impacted history.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where he became an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesman for General Electric. Reagan became involved in politics during his work for G.E. and switched from the Democratic Party to the ...more
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