The Reagan Diaries

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - History - 784 pages
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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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User Review  - BunnyCates - LibraryThing

**NOTE** Ok, so I was already teary eyed when I got the RAK because that is so sweet. And I tried reallly hard to not open them yet so I could do it on camera. But I couldnt. This has been on my ... Read full review

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User 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

Contents

Chapter Two 1982
60
Chapter Three 1983
123
Chapter Four 1984
209
Chapter Five 1985
291
Chapter Six 1986
381
Chapter Seven 1987
465
Chapter Eight 19881989
564
Acknowledgments
694
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Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States.

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