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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It was just an amazing love the most powerful man on earth felt.
For it will reinforce their belief that he was not only a great communicator, but also an intelligent, thoughtful human being and one of America's great presidents.
Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest Presidents in our nation's history.
This book is an excellent reference for getting into the mind of one of America's greatest presidents. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicholas Roberts
This collection was recommended to me by a friend as a perfect example of the "American" style of writing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Reid A. Wilson
This book is a delightful read for anyone who loved Ronald Reagan. These broadcasts show Reagan as a thoughtful man well versed on the challenges of the day and how we should... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Boone
His love for America, caring nature and humanity shine through. Would highly recommend to family, friends and acquaintances if I were asked.Published 6 months ago by William
An exceptional insight in the philosophy of a great leader. This is for slow reading and thinking. Enjoy it page after pagePublished 13 months ago by Thys (Matthys) du Toit
I loved this book. I did not know some of the things presented (in Reagan's own hand) and I am glad I bought it. I would DEFINITELY recommend it to others!Published 13 months ago by Anita L. Rouse
If I could give it less than one star then I would. Very hard to read since you would need to read it twice. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Throughout my life, almost all of my friends have been liberals, and if they were politically inclined at all, liberal Democrats. Read morePublished 22 months ago by RealityWizard
In this book we can see Reagan's way of thinking before he became President and understand the path he took during his time in the White House. Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by M. Baldanza