Now, in this dramatic and revealing memoir, Ronald Reagan recounts both his life and his beliefs with uncompromising candor and his familiar wit. He discusses his decision to run for president, historic meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev and other heads of state, his frustrations in dealing with an often hostile Congress, his unshakable faith in the American people, and his enduring love for Nancy, who would always be his First Lady. In a moving passage, President Reagan also speaks frankly about the assassination attempt on his life and its effects on him and his family.
An American Life is a richly detailed, definitive account of a great and historic presidency and of a unique American life, from the man who restored America's confidence and strength and shaped the future of the world.
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Ronald Reagan details the struggle of those who would take our Freedom away and those who intrust it to us. We must struggle to remain Free. Reagan believed in people, unlike those who tie us up with laws and regulations. Listen to him and follow his example.
A good autobiography read by President Reagan, this brings back memories of this great and personable leader. I smiled and laughed and got misty during this brief look back at the Great Communicator.
I am fairly new into the whole political scene. I always liked what I heard about Reagan. This confirmed my original thoughts about him and made me feel more comfortable with the way things are now. Our country has always been unstable... Either from communist Russia or progressives internally now. Great book!
This is an absolute must read. It's always best the hear the author read his own book. Reagan tells it like it is. It's especially good to hear about the true stories as we already heard the lamestream media give its side. A must listen to.
Nobody could have done a better job of narating this book than Reagan himself. Great Story of his life and great lessons to be rembered from this book
The typical rule of thumb in staying away from authors who narrate their own books doesn’t apply to this writing. Hearing the calm and soothing voice of President Regan reminded me that there was once an age of reason. A great leader who is sorely missed.
I was a kid at the time Reagan was preseident. He tells a good story but alot is missing. Fro example ... the firing of air traffic controllers, Iran Contra scandel etc...
Yes! I love listening to hope and Ronald Reagan knew how to speak it.
I really enjoyed the personal moments he shared about He and Nancy in the white house.
In terms of Ronald Reagan, Peggy Noonan's book "When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan" is a must read.
Win one for the Gipper!
If you read this and Peggy Noonan's book "When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan" objectively, I don't know how you can come away with anything short of a great admiration for the man.
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