©2003 Peter Robinson; (P)2003 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.
"Conservatives, exult! Robinson's self-help/memoir/Reagan hagiography is an All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten for right-wingers." (Publishers Weekly)
"The best portrait of Reagan this side of the Reagan library." (William F. Buckley, Jr.)
Great Leadership Lessons
Getting a behind the scenes look into Reagan's personality and leadership style and how he applied those to shaping world events.
Yes - throughout - see below.
This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.
Not a memoir, but, as the author puts it, a primer - a primer on the leadership principles and personal qualities of one of the greatest American presidents of our time. Peter Robinson answers the question ' How did Ronald Reagan Do It? - how did a man with humble origins and no formal education in law or politics set America on one of the most prosperous tracks in our modern history, while bringing down the once feared Soviet Union? The answers are explained through a first-hand account of seeing the president in action as one of his speech writers, and, in each chapter, the author explained how he applied those same lessons in his own life.
I found the book enriching. After each chapter, I felt that I had a rare glimpse of 'seeing' the president in action, as Robinson expertly narrates various political or personal events the president encountered, and then how the president reacted, what he said, etc. The result was a very touching personal account with enduring lessons on not only leadership, but how to live your life. I absolutely loved this book!!
I would recommend this audiobook, because the information covered is fascinating, funny and at all times valuable. Learning lessons about life from a first hand viewing of President Reagan's attitude and behavior is a unique and worthy study.
Peter Robinson is a professional interviewer, and reads his own material with a voice that never gets tiring, is always clear, and yet doesn't go over into stage performance. The inclusion of recordings of Reagan himself is a wonderful addition that the audiobook provides.
Very much so.
A heartwarming and often times touching first hand account of the events during the Regan Presidency. I especially appreciated the little stories that never made it into the news. I found myself laughing at Regan's favorite jokes and crying during President Regan's final battle with Alzheimers. Easy to listen to if you use a Garmin GPS while driving (like me) and I appreciated the author reading his own book. He's a very good writer. No wonder why Regan had him on his staff.
Found this book interesting and I was really enjoyed it. Reliving the Presidency of Ronald Reagan brought back some good memories of the last great American President
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