REAGAN: What Was He Really Like?, Volume 2

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Morgan James Publishing, Mar 5, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal---to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start! People have asked “What was Reagan like privately?” “How did he treat his children?” “How did he handle pressure?” “How did he handle danger?” “How did he treat his staff?” “How did he handle difficult, almost impossible to deal with, legislators?” Watch it unfold in intimate detail. See how Reagan used humor to disarm his most ardent critics and tenacious opponents. Former SFO-KPIX-CBS-TV Anchor & Governor Reagan’s Assistant Press Director, Nancy Clark Reynolds reveals fascinating stories: “Reagan was absolutely Numero Uno in Nancy’s life. All the time. And she was with him! They were totally wound into each other, to the exclusion of everybody else!” “Reagan was gracious and funny! He had people in ‘stitches’ all the time---and he was a total gentleman. You always knew where Reagan stood. He never equated disagreement with disloyalty. Even after working fourteen and eighteen hour days, I could hardly wait to get to work the next morning!” Edwin Meese III said with that understated smile, “Ronald Reagan thrived on being underestimated.” Also, the untold story behind the secret plan hatched by former Air Force Secretary Thomas C. Reed and a handful of dedicated insiders to launch Reagan’s unequivocal, arguably first campaign for President of the United States in 1968.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 WAR AND CONSCIENCE
11
CHAPTER 2 STAYATHOME MOM LANDS WHITE HOUSE JOB
23
CHAPTER 3 REAGANS WELFARE CLEANUP STUNS CRITICS AND IT WORKS
29
CHAPTER 4 I WAS A VOLUNTEER
41
CHAPTER 5 JUSTICE WORKS
47
CHAPTER 6 THE GREAT IMPLEMENTER
57
CHAPTER 7 STUDENTS SUPPORTING REAGANBLACKBALLED
63
CHAPTER 8 THE DOCTORS
73
CHAPTER 11 THE GENERAL
217
CHAPTER 12 TRUSTWORTHINESS BEATS POOR TYPING SKILLS
245
CHAPTER 13 DMV DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE CHIEF US AIR FORCE SECRETARY PHD AT 88
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CHAPTER 14 NUCLEAR POLITICAL WIZARDRY
267
CHAPTER 15 THE CONFLICTED PROFESSOR
277
CHAPTER 16 BUSINESSMANVOLUNTEER IS ONEMAN BAND
289
CHAPTER 17 A MOM SIX KIDS AND REAGAN
293
CHAPTER 18 HONEST POLLSTER KEEN STRATEGIST
301

CHAPTER 9 THE LEGISLATOR
81
CHAPTER 10 WANDERING SECRETARY EARNS PLACE AT RRS CABINET TABLE
209

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Curtis Patrick: attended USC School of Business and the School of Journalism, became Special Assistant to Senator Barry Goldwater, AZ, in 1964. In 1965, chosen as Reagan's first Advanceman, Team Leader, later Special Assistant to Governor Reagan. Spent over forty years heading Task Forces for Governor, and Special Projects for President Reagan. A respected Civic and business leader, public-speaker, radio talk show guest and local ABC-TV political commentator and debater. Chairman, Nevada Republican Party.

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