The Reagan Diaries

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Political Science - 784 pages

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Reading these diaries, Americans will find it easier to understand how Reagan did what he did for so long . . . They paint a portrait of a president who was engaged by his job and had a healthy perspective on power.”
—Jon Meacham, Newsweek

During his two terms as the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine occurrences of his presidency. To read these diaries—now compiled into one volume by noted historian Douglas Brinkley and filled with Reagan’s trademark wit, sharp intelligence, and humor—is to gain a unique understanding of one of our nation’s most fascinating leaders.

 

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.