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When character was king : a story of Ronald Reagan

Author: Peggy Noonan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is twenty years--a full generation--since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House & ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the American people's affection but now, as he approaches the end of his life, he has received what he deserved even more: their deep respect. What was the wellspring of his greatness? Peggy Noonan, bestselling author of the classic Reagan-era memoir What I Saw at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography Anecdotes
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Peggy Noonan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Noonan
ISBN: 0670882356 9780670882359
OCLC Number: 48077450
Description: viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
"I remember you" --
All presidents come from something --
Movie star --
And here he becomes the man he was --
"Honey, Roy Rogers is here" --
Ranch --
Everything changes --
Things they carried --
Executive mansion --
Grace under pressure --
"Funny how history works" --
Power of truth --
Tough choices --
Comedy --
Rosty, rush, Reagan --
Strong women --
Big trouble --
Big triumph --
Dubya was watching --
Old man of St. Cloud Road --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Peggy Noonan.

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It is twenty years--a full generation--since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House & ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the American people's affection but now, as he approaches the end of his life, he has received what he deserved even more: their deep respect. What was the wellspring of his greatness? Peggy Noonan, bestselling author of the classic Reagan-era memoir What I Saw at the Revolution, former speechwriter, & now a columnist & contributing editor for The Wall Street Journal, argues that the secret of Reagan's success was no secret at all. It was his character--his courage, his kindness, his persistence, his honesty, & his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacks--that was the most important element of his success. The one thing a man must bring into the White House with him if he is to succeed, Noonan contends, is a character that people come to recognize as high, sturdy, & reliable. Noonan, renowned for her special insight into Ronald Reagan's history & personality, brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear in When Character Was King & discloses never-before-told stories from the former president's family, friends, & White House colleagues to reveal the true nature of a man even his opponents now view as a maker of big history. Marked by incisive wit & elegant prose, When Character Was King will enlighten & move readers.

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