What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era

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G.K. Hall, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 509 pages
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A special assistant to the president during the height of the Reagan era, Peggy Noonan worked with him, and with then vice-president Bush, on some of their most famous and memorable speeches. Now, in her thoroughly engaging and unanimously acclaimed memoir, Noonan shows us the world behind the words. Her sharp and vivid portraits of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George Bush, Donald Regan, and a host of Washington's movers and shakers are rendered in her inimitable, witty prose. And her priceless account of what it was like to be a speechwriter among bureaucrats, and a woman in the last bastion of male power, makes this a Washington memoir that breaks the mold--as spirited, sensitive and thoughtful as Peggy Noonan herself. A SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR From the Paperback edition.

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You know, Peggy Noonan is a pretty good writer. - Goodreads
But then, I'm unabashedly pro-writer. - Goodreads
And finally, she's a tremendously gifted writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - James Ryssman - Goodreads

Noonan writes with an overelaborate prose that exhibits both the "WASP'iness" and over elaborate prose. Her fawning over Reagan can at best be described as adolescent and at worse embarassing. Read full review

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User Review  - Nooilforpacifists - Goodreads

The woman can write. And she's carrying a torch for Reagan. This book, however, was (I believe) her first, and covers her service at the end of the Reagan years and through the GHW Bush years. Just about anything memorable Bush 41 said, Peggy wrote. Read full review


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She was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986; in 1988, she was chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush during his campaign for the presidency. She is currently a columnist & contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal & a political contributor for Fox News. She lives in New York City.

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