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I wrote of the problems we face here in 1976--The choice we face between continuing the policies of the last 40 yrs. that have led to bigger & bigger govt, less & less liberty, redistribution of earnings through confiscatory taxation or trying to get back on the original course set for us by the Founding Fathers.... On the international scene two great superpowers face each other with nuclear missiles at the ready--poised to bring Armageddon to the world.Often his rhetoric is admirably forthright: "Calling a communist a liar when he is one is pretty frustrating. How do you insult a pig by calling it a pig?.... Fidel Castro is a liar." And there are frequent glimpses of his later achievements, such as the foreshadowing of his desire to build the Strategic Defense Initiative: "If the Soviets should push the button our magnificent warning system would immediately detect the launch of their missiles.... But there is no defense against them--no way to prevent nuclear devastation of their targets here in the U.S."
The bulk of the book comprises these radio addresses, but a concluding section includes everything from a short story Reagan wrote as a school assignment when he was 14 (it earned him a B+) to his memorable letter in 1994 revealing his Alzheimer's disease. This book will enthrall Reagan's devotees, and even his toughest critics will concede he had a way with words. No wonder they called him "The Great Communicator." --John J. Miller
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I loved it. I was shocked at how smart Reagan was. It is hard to believe that he wrote all speeches and radio shows. We were lucky to have him for our president.Published 24 days ago by RedandBlueGrandma
I bought this book after reading a review of it in the Wall Street Journal. It's not as good a book as I had hoped but it's definitely worth reading if you're a fan of The Great... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chris Thompson
Great words from a great President. Sure miss his leadership and backbone. At least this President appeared to love this country and wanted to protect it from extremists. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark
Love the book almost as much as I loved and respected the man. So much about understanding of President Reagan's thoughts and actions comes through in reading this that I believe... Read morePublished 11 months ago by TCD