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

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Ivy Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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"Nancy Regan had her turn, Larry Speakes spoke out and Donald Regan put it all on the record. Now comes Peggy Noonan with a speechwriter's view of the Reagan White House, and it may be the best one of all."
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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 engaging and acclaimed memoir, Noonan shows us the world behind the words. Her sharp and vivid portraits of those in and around power, 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.
A SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

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User Review  - Qshio - LibraryThing

Though her politics, her insane desire for social progress to reverse, and her obvious antipathy for anyone with a college degree make me want to chop off my hands and bleed to death, this is still a ... Read full review

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User Review  - horacewimsey - LibraryThing

One of the best books I've ever read. Memoir...one of my favorite genres. And an inside look at the Reagan White House. Highly recommended. You will appreciate Noonan's writing style. Read full review

Contents

The Presidents House Is Many Mansions
40
Speech Speech
70
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
124
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

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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