When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 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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Review: When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

User Review  - Jessie Gussman - Goodreads

An inspiring book about a man of integrity who did what he thought was right and always tried to tell the truth. And had an amazing sense of humor--the chapter on his shooting had me in stitches and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chrisanne - Goodreads

I picked up this book because Peggy Noonan spoke at a university forum and I was impressed with her clarity and observation. I continue to be impressed. This definitely isn't a thorough step-by-step ... 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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