Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America
During the eight years that Ronald Reagan served as president of the United States, a period of sustained economic prosperity and increased American power on the world stage, many of his advisers claimed authorship of the ideas that comprised 'the Reagan revolution.' The press, in turn, lent credence to the idea that President Reagan was merely a skilled communicator of those ideas, the consummate actor, not the director or producer. Few people realised that Reagan had left a paper trail of original writings that make clear he was the intellectual powerhouse behind his administration's landmark policies.
Hidden in archives for more than twenty years, Reagan's pre-presidential writings reveal an active mind wrestling with the problems of a sluggish economy, social pathologies, welfare, reform and the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union.
Selected and annotated by three leading scholars, two of whom were among Reagan's principal domestic-policy advisers, these writings unlock the puzzle of the man so many historians have tried to comprehend, with so little success. A publishing landmark, REAGAN, IN HIS OWN HAND will redefine the way we think about American history of the past quarter-century, and about the fortieth American president.
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One of the best collections of quotes by this great American. A must read for all history buffs. An excellent supplement to any biography of him. Read full review
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Handwritten documents suggesting that Ronald Reagan did more of his own thinking and research than generally believed, and that even before he became president he was already articulating the ideas ... Read full review
COMMUNISM ASIA EUROPE AND THE SOVIET UNION
FOREIGN POLICY DOUBLE STANDARDS HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RELIGION
THE THIRD WORLD
DOMESTIC AND ECONOMIC POLICY
Return to the Primitive
Killed in Action
The Making of a Movie Star
Letter to the Editor of The Catholic Reporter
Are Liberals Really Liberal?
Letter to the Editor of the Pegasus
Speech on phone to YAF Convention in Houston Texas
FREEDOM AND GOVERNMENT
ENERGY LAND AND THE ENVIRONMENT
SOCIAL SECURITY AND HEALTH CARE
OTHER WRITINGS NOV 6 1925NOV 5 1994
Yale Comes Through
Letter to Dr McDowell
Stump Speech Insert
Speech on Agriculture
State of the Union Speech
Economic SpeechAddress to the Nation
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