When Character Was King: a Story
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When Character Was King: a Story

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No one has ever captured Ronald Reagan like Peggy Noonan. In When Character Was King, Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear as well as new stories--from Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, his Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter Patti Davis, and his close friends--to reveal the true nature of a man even his opponents now view as a maker of big history. Marked by incisive wit and elegant prose, When Character Was King will both enlighten and move readers. It may well be the last word on Ronald Reagan, not only as a leader but as a man.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142001686
  • 9780142001684
  • 487,351

About Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan's New York Times bestselling books include When Character Was King and What I Saw at the Revolution. She is a columnist and contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal and the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
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Table of 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"
The Ranch
Everything Changes
The Things They Carried
Executive Mansion
Grace Under Pressure
"Funny How History Works"
The Power of Truth
Tough Choices
Comedy
Rosty, Rush, Reagan
Strong Women
Big Trouble
Big Triumph
Dubya Was Watching
The Old Man of St. Cloud Road

Selected Bibliography

Index
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