Reagan: A Life In Letters
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Reagan: A Life In Letters

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Ronald Reagan 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 per...more
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Published November 29th 2004 by Free Press (first published 2004)
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Michelle
Even though I disagree with much of his politics, this is truly the work of a remarkable man.
Lostinanovel
I enjoyed his more heartfelt, nonpolitical letters best such as one to his son Michael at the time of his marriage. There is too much to simply read straight through this book but its pretty great to leaf through. You get a real sense of what a powerful thinker he was. His ideas took a long time to formulate and forment but by the time he held office, his beliefs were strong. One surprising fact: he never used make-up, even as an actor, which used to shock make-up artists. He also rarely drank a...more
Jason Davis
Phenomenal. As a child I was always fascinated with Ronald Reagan. As an adult, I'd read biographies and history texts about his presidency, but they left me wanting to know more.
This book is it. Reading communications from Reagan to others — friends, family, politicians, and his admirers — even before his days as President, paints a very clear picture of one of the biggest figures of the 20th century.
It's a brilliant collection that any Reagan fan would love.
Desperatelyseekingseersucker
I read this book a while ago, but I remember being terribly impressed with President Reagan when finished. As with all presidents, he had his strengths and his weaknesses. However, because of his acting career I do believe he was taken less seriously by some. Those "some" really should read this compilation of his letters. I do believe it would greatly change their opinion of the person he was.
Atchisson
Fabulous insight into the man behind the Presidency. You get a glimpse of his decision-making process, his strategy, and his faith. Great book to just pick up and read random selections from time to time.
Tammy
While I may not always be at the edge of my seat, I am constantly engaged and fascinated by this inside look at one of our most debated presidents.
Jeff
Insightful! Clearly he was the Great Communicator!
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