The Reagan Diaries
During his two terms as the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this remarkable record—the only daily Presidential diary in American history—is available for the first time.
Edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provides a striking insight into one of this nation’s most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader. Whether he was in his White House residence study or aboard Air Force One, each night Reagan wrote about the events of his day, which often included his relationships with other world leaders and the unforgettable moments that defined the era.Seldom before has the American public been given access to the unfiltered experiences and opinions of a President in his own words. To read these diaries—filled with Reagan’s trademark wit, sharp intelligence, and humor—is to gain a unique understanding of one of the most beloved occupants of the Oval Office in our nation’s history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KatKealy - LibraryThing
Maybe if I'd kept reading longer I would have gotten into this book, but it was just so unbelievably dull and boring... It's one of the few books I gave up on. I read quickly, but there are so many books I'd rather be reading. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - buffalogr - LibraryThing
The book is an edited version of the daily diaries Reagan kept while he was president. They're short bullet entries. There are quite a few missed days; I guess that the editor did not believe them ... Read full review
Chapter Two 1982
Chapter Three 1983
Chapter Four 1984
Chapter Five 1985
Chapter Six 1986
Chapter Seven 1987
Chapter Eight 19881989