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

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Noonan writes with an overelaborate prose that exhibits both the "WASP'iness" and over elaborate prose. Her fawning over Reagan can at best be described as adolescent and at worse embarassing. Read full review

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The woman can write. And she's carrying a torch for Reagan. This book, however, was (I believe) her first, and covers her service at the end of the Reagan years and through the GHW Bush years. Just about anything memorable Bush 41 said, Peggy wrote. 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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