Notes Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom

ISBN-10: 0062065130

ISBN-13: 9780062065131

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan's Notecards is a fascinating window into the mind of the fortieth president and the writers and thinkers whom he turned to for advice, inspiration, humor, and hope. Collected by the Ronald Reagan Foundation, the book includes both Reagan's own original writing that honors a lifetime of work in the arts and politics, and includes his favorite quotations, proverbs, and excerpts from speeches, poetry, and literature. Reagan sought wisdom from a wide-ranging set of political figures, philosophers, novelists, and poets, including Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, John F. Kennedy, and Thomas Jefferson, as well as Mahatma Ghandi, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Mark Twain, and Thomas Wolfe.While the #1 New York Times bestselling Reagan Diaries detailed daily life inside the oval office, Notecards encapsulates a lifetime of reflections on work, marriage, and family in classic one liners such as, "Flattery is what makes husbands out of bachelors," and "Money may not buy friends but it will help you to stay in contact with your children." Reagan's own writing-his jokes, aphorisms, and insights into politics and life-are often surprising and reveal a view of the president that has rarely been seen before. Historic, illuminating, and deeply captivating, Notecards is a remarkable collection of the thoughts of one of our most beloved presidents.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/10/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911. He worked his way through Eureka College, where he studied economics and sociology. After graduation, he became a radio sports announcer for WOC, a small radio station in Davenport, Iowa. Reagan enlisted in the Army Reserve. An agent for Warner Brothers "discovered" him in Los Angeles in 1937 and offered him a seven-year contract. He played George Gipp in his most acclaimed film, "Knute Rockne -- All American" in 1940. In 1942, the Army Air Force called him to active duty and assigned him to the 1st Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, California, where he made over 400 training films. On December 9, 1945, he was discharged. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films. As president of the Screen Actors Guild, he became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry and his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966, he was elected Governor of California and was re-elected in 1970. For several months after his gubernatorial term ended in 1974, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column and provided commentaries on radio stations across the country. On November 20, 1975, Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. He lost the party's nomination, but his showing laid the groundwork for the 1980 election. After winning the party's nomination in 1980, he chose George Bush as his running mate. Reagan won the election and was President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. At the end of his administration, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression. In 1994, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died on June 5, 2004.

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