When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

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Penguin, Oct 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

My New Year's resolution was to read more non-fiction and to try to read about people that are outside of my normal interest and point of view. So, that's how I ended up reading this book and I'm glad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

The juxtaposition of a phrase like "when character was king" with the smiling face of the man who, about people with AIDS, said "Those who live in sin, die in sin" is really, really, too much. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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.

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