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Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan loved to tell stories. Sometimes he used them to break the ice, or to prove a point, but very often he used them to inspire, to uplift, and to remind his listeners of what matters most in life. Recently, in the archives of the Reagan Library, researcher Kiron Skinner unearthed a trove of handwritten Reagan manuscripts from the late 1970s, over 650 in all, whi ...more
Hardcover, 123 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Free Press
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Laura Verret
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-sale
Stories In His Own Hand consisted of different stories and sketches which were written by Reagan, mostly to be read over the radio. They are so short and of such a varied nature that it would be impossible to offer you a summary of each or even to provide you with a general idea of their style.

That said, there were a few entries that stood out to me. One was the story of ten Vietnam veterans who returned to Vietnam to help villagers recover from the devastation done there by living in community
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Brian Schwartz
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
What comes out of STORIES IN HIS OWN HAND is Reagan’s simplistic – sometimes excessively simplistic views on life. Coolidge read Plato. Reagan read Sports Illustrated. Nixon read Cicero. Reagan read the funny pages.

One should not sell Reagan short, claiming he lacked intellectual curiosity. Reagan was an avid reader of newspapers and contemporary political thought. He was an intelligent man gifted with incredible insight into the American character. Just like Kennedy (who was no Rhodes Scholar),
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Johnvano
Apr 29, 2013 rated it liked it
A collection of mostly pre-presidential radio commentaries with photographs of President Reagan's scripts in his own hand. I found some of the most interesting an insightful essays to be "Women", "History", President Coolidge", "Lawrence Welk", "Socialism" and "Pollution #1. Particularly the one on pollution, which is a reaction to a conversation he was having in 1975 with his children - they were convinced of the "bad" in the world of that day as he conveyed to them how much less-polluted the w ...more
George
Jun 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Well Ronald Reagan continues to amaze me. I have always admired the man since he became govenor of California, but I had no idea how much more he was. After having read this book I learned that Ronald Reagan was Witty and insightful. the stories he told were told with a purpose in mind, and he was a great story teller.
This is not a hard book to read and in fact I read it cover to cover on an airplane flight from LA to Houston. I also had to put it down a couple of times because it hit a couple
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