Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan

Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan : Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan, one of America's most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans, showing us a new and surprisingly intimate side of our fortieth president. During even the busiest times in his presidency, Ronald Reagan took time out to respond to dozens of letters each week from the many friends and private citizens who wrote to him about their concerns. These letters, collected in the president's "Handwriting File," have never been examined by historians. Now Ralph E. Weber and his son, Ralph A. Weber, have culled the best of this collection, arranged chronologically to track the course of political events during the eight years of his presidency. A fascinating glimpse at the issues facing the United States during the 1980s, "Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan" traces history in the making.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 294.84g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, NY, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767913388
  • 9780767913386
  • 1,551,961

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Ronald Reagan, one of America's most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans, showing us a new and surprisingly intimate side of our fortieth president. During even the busiest times in his presidency, Ronald Reagan took time out to respond to dozens of letters each week from the many friends and private citizens who wrote to him about their concerns. These letters, collected in the president's "Handwriting File," have never been examined by historians. Now Ralph E. Weber and his son, Ralph A. Weber, have culled the best of this collection, arranged chronologically to track the course of political events during the eight years of his presidency. A fascinating glimpse at the issues facing the United States during the 1980s, "Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan traces history in the making.show more

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"Along with his faith and determination, Reagan's warmth, kindness, concern and compassion are evident throughout." --"Publishers Weekly""From hysterically funny understatement to heartfelt plainspokenness about Marines lost in Beirut, the Ronald Reagan we meet here is exceptionally articulate without crossing the line into glibness." --"Morning Star-Telegram" (Ft. Worth) "Shows a sensitive, intelligent Reagan with flashes of wit." --"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"show more

About Ronald Reagan

RALPH E. WEBER is the author or editor of twelve books, including Spymasters and Talking with Harry: Candid Conversations with President Harry S. Truman. He lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. RALPH A. WEBER is a trial lawyer and teaches trial advocacy at the Marquette University Law School.show more

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