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5.0 out of 5 stars Rendezvous With Destiny
In light of President Ronald Regan's recent 100th birthday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, his wife Callista Gingrich, and film maker David N. Bossie have created a unique collection of dynamic photographs providing readers with an inspiring look into the life and legacy of one of the world's greatest leaders. Inspired by their film Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous...
Published on February 14, 2011 by Dustin Thompson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for Ronnie, but Gingrich ruins
So, this is a nice little Ronald Reagan book, and then you hit the halfway point. From there, it turns into the cheesiest damned Gingrich advertisement. They are shameless.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rendezvous With Destiny, February 14, 2011
This review is from: Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (Hardcover)
In light of President Ronald Regan's recent 100th birthday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, his wife Callista Gingrich, and film maker David N. Bossie have created a unique collection of dynamic photographs providing readers with an inspiring look into the life and legacy of one of the world's greatest leaders. Inspired by their film Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny, the authors present a plethora of powerful photographs illustrating Reagan's momentous life journey before, during, and after his time served as the 40th President of the United States. From rare photos of Regan's childhood to his last days battling Alzheimer's at Rancho del Cielo, Rendezvous With Destiny encompasses the chapters or Reagan's life and incorporates his journey to the presidency, his battle to save the economy, and his inspirational victories over the Soviet Union and Communism. With captions and quotes from Reagan's closest friends, colleagues, and the President himself, each photograph speaks volumes to not only the most significant moments in Regan's life, but also the instances in which he helped shape the course of the entire world. The book also provides readers with a behind the scenes view of the filming of Rendezvous With Destiny. Overall, the authors do an exceptional job capturing Ronald Reagan as a person, a husband, a professional, a president, and most importantly, a man who remained true to his principles, inspired his country through selfless dedication, and made a profound impact on the entire world. After reading Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny, readers will understand the magnitude of Reagan's life and find renewed inspiration from the President's beliefs, actions, accomplishments, and way of life.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Pictures!, February 2, 2011
This review is from: Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (Hardcover)
Great pictures of one of the greatest leaders of all time, including a few from before his time as President and several from his two terms in office. Also a few behind the scenes shots from the filming of "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny" at the Reagan Ranch, Pointe du Hoc, France, and Krakow, Poland.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A man and a President we need to remember and teach the rising generation about., February 9, 2011
This review is from: Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (Hardcover)
More than a thousand books have been written about Ronald Reagan and many more will be. However, right now we are celebrating his one hundredth birthday. There are many still alive who worked with him and millions of us who remember his Presidency. It is up to us to keep the legacy and truth about what he accomplished living in the hearts and minds of the coming generations. Heaven knows the media and our public schools are doing all they can to distort what he did and twist his values.

Newt Gingrich, his wife Callista, and film maker David Bossie have done a documentary film they call "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny" and this book is part of that project. This is a picture book of Reagan's life and is divided into his life before becoming President, his two terms in office, and his farewell. There is also a section of photos on the making of the film.

Each of the pictures not only has a caption, but a quote from Reagan, someone who knew him, or an apt observation about him. This would be an ideal book to flip through with someone of the younger generations to help them learn and appreciate what a great President Reagan was. I am so glad the selection here includes an emphasis on the close working relationship Reagan had with Pope John Paul II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the pressure they brought to bear on the USSR. This is a story the Progressives try desperately to not talk about and when forced to, they misrepresent reality tremendously. Those of us who lived through the Cold War need to keep the flame of truth alive.

The pictures are clear and most are in color. Obviously, the early years are in black and white. The book is long enough to give a nice feel for what the life of Reagan was about and short enough to actually use in sharing your memories of Reagan with young people, friends, and relatives who weren't paying much attention during the 1980s for whatever reason.

A useful book.

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Saline, MI
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book and a MUST read, February 16, 2011
This review is from: Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (Hardcover)
Newt and Callista Gingrich have done it again. They've produced another moving tribute to Ronald Reagan in their picture-book, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny. The book is filled with over 100 images and brief descriptions of Reagan's life, from childhood through the fall of the Berlin Wall and his triumph over communism.

The most interesting part of the books isn't his presidency or the incredible political feats he accomplished, but rather the insight that Newt and Callista offer in to his childhood and early life in Illinois, as well as his marriage to his wife, Nancy. The book shows us Reagan's family, his acting career and the budding romance between him and Nancy which has come to be immortalized in the American psyche.

Callista Gingrich's photography is tremendous as always, and she offers us real insight in to how they made their documentary by the same title. I can only imagine how moving it must have been to talk about Reagan and his legacy with the very people, both here in the United States and internationally (such as Lech Walesa), who were so integral in helping Reagan accomplish one of his primary goals: the defeat of Russian communism and the liberation of Europe and much of the world.

More than any of their work so far, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny offers readers a front row seat to the Gipper's life, loves and historical significance. This is a must read for any Reagan enthusiast and a must read for all fans of the couple who continue to offer conservatives what we need more than ever: reminding about the man who built the modern conservative movement and changed history- President Ronald Reagan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best photo-book on Reagan today!!!, February 23, 2011
This review is from: Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (Hardcover)
President Ronald Reagan is one of my favorite Presidents and I believe this book truly captures his convictions and accomplishments better than any other picture book on the market.

First off, the book's best accomplishment is the selection of photos and their spread - an eight-year Presidency will naturally produce thousands of photos, corresponded with hundreds of different events - the mastery of this book is that the authors have pieced together the most consequential moments of Reagan's Presidency and have seamlessly picked the best photographs to capture each moment.

Secondly, my favorite additions to the book would be the personal photos between Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Reagan, as it is clear to see, from the pictures, that Speaker Gingrich saw Reagan as a major mentor, which likely propelled his strong leadership in his ascent to becoming our Speaker - an important point to consider as Gingrich currently seems to be contemplating a run for the Presidency in 2012.

Lastly, any history-buff will naturally cherish this book - it captures the Reagan Presidency and America in an elegant and simple form, allowing the photographs to speak for themselves, in giving the reader the empowerment to interpret all of Reagan's most important events through visual form - it does exactly what any good photo-book ought to do.

Take my word - you'll love this book! Love and peace!

Muhammad Miguel Ali Hasan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Destiny's Rendezvous, October 5, 2013
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Wonderful pictorial history. America was a better place after Reagan's presidential terms for all people. Leadership with a vision for all to do better produced great results.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for Ronnie, but Gingrich ruins, March 25, 2013
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So, this is a nice little Ronald Reagan book, and then you hit the halfway point. From there, it turns into the cheesiest damned Gingrich advertisement. They are shameless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, January 20, 2013
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Disappointed since 90% of the book is photographs and not a lot of words. I was hoping for another great book on Ronald Reagan. The book is nice just for the photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book on Ronald Reagan, October 16, 2012
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Very nice book, mostly photos, but excellent reminders for those who remember Reagan and an excellent coffee table book for those who don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Coffee Table Book about President Reagan, March 12, 2011
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Fabulous book about Ronald Reagan -- great companion to the DVD. All those that appreciated our wonderful 40th president will love this book. Another fantastic product from Newt and Callista Gingrich.
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Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny by David N. Bossie (Hardcover - January 25, 2011)
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