- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition (January 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031264454X
- ISBN-13: 978-0312644543
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan's Principles Can Restore America's Greatness Hardcover – January 18, 2011
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“Ronald Reagan brought America back from the brink of economic ruin and tossed the Evil Empire into the dustbin of history. That is why I call him, with true reverence and the highest of esteem, Ronaldus Magnus. Now his elder son, Michael Reagan, has written the definitive book on Ronald Reagan's vision and achievements. He writes from a close-up perspective no other conservative can match. My friend, Michael Reagan has given us the blueprint for a new Reagan revolution--and he has given Ronald Reagan back to us again. Read it, learn it, live it, love it!” ―Rush Limbaugh, the #1 radio talk show host in America
“Ronald Reagan issued a call to arms and led a revolution against those who claimed that America's best days were behind her. He restored our crumbling economy and collapsed the Soviet Union. Today, Michael Reagan calls us back to Ronald Reagan's principles, which saved America once―and can do so again. The New Reagan Revolution is a practical agenda for refreshing the tree of liberty and returning America to her constitutional roots. This book tells you what you can do to preserve the legacy of freedom for your children and grandchildren. Read it―then live it.” ―Mark Levin, talk show host and New York Times bestselling author of Liberty and Tyranny
“From a perspective of Ronald Reagan that no one else can offer, Michael Reagan not only shares with us poignant, revealing stories about his father, but takes us inside the mind of the man who inspired a rekindling of America's founding ideals and with them a reawakening of the American spirit. Even better, Michael shows us how the application of these timeless principles can lead us to overcome the most difficult challenges we currently face as a nation -- challenges that are strikingly similar to those Ronald Reagan confronted and conquered.” ―David Limbaugh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crimes Against Liberty
“Michael Reagan, the elder son of the greatest president of the 20th century, has written the Reaganite roadmap for restoring America's greatness. Only Michael Reagan could have written a book which embraces the full range of Ronald Reagan's intellect and spirit, from his unyielding toughness at Reykjavík and Berlin to his deep compassion for the oppressed. He shows us how to apply the timeless principles of Reagan conservatism to the fast-changing world in which we live. Must reading for every true conservative.” ―Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
“Who better than Michael Reagan to explain to us how Ronald Reagan is not only a great man of history but also a visionary for our future? The New Reagan Revolution is a must read for those who are interested in our past and worried about what tomorrow might bring. Bravo!” ―Peter Schweizer, author of Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism
About the Author
Michael Reagan is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Academy Award Winning Actress Jane Wyman. He has authored many successful books including his autobiography On the Outside Looking In and Twice Adopted. He is a popular national speaker on issues ranging from politics to adoption, and hosted a live radio show for more than 26 years (including 17 years in national syndication). He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation, serves on the board of The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation, and is the national spokesperson for My Stuff Bags Foundation (which aids children rescued from abuse and neglect). In 2005, he established the Michael Reagan Center for Advocacy and Research in partnership with Arrow Child and Family Ministries.
Michael Reagan and his wife Colleen live in California. They have two adult children: daughter Ashley, an elementary school teacher, and son Cameron, a travel agent.
Jim Denney has written over 80 books in collaborated with many authors. His previous books with Michael Reagan include The City on a Hill, and The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan.
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1) Though I have 90+ books on Reagan, his son introduced me to some new information.
2) I learned more about George Soros from this text than ever before (scary)
3) Everyone needs to be exposed to the discussion on taxes and the Laffer Curve.
4) I had no knowledge of the Michael - Mikhail "town hall meetings"!
From discussions about our constitution, to our borders, the debt and fiscal problems, our national defense,etc., I was pleasantly surprised with the content.
The book says it best on page 75, " We have reached the point where the very existence of the United States of America is threatened by a radical leftist agenda of out-of-control spending, out-of-control taxation, government takeover of health care, the nationalization of private industry, ruinous regulation, the welfare state, unrestricted abortion, oppressive restriction of religious expression, political correctness, and on and on. I agree with 100% of the material and highly recommend it.
Dr. Stanley E. Toompas, Optometrist
and Author of, "I'm the One the Other Isn't"
The New Reagan Revolution by Michael Reagan has been on my reading list for the last several days. While I've read books about Ronald Reagan for years, I chose this one especially in light of the upcoming presidential election.
Let me say at the front end that this book is a real winner. Michael Reagan has captured the essence of President Reagan's values, fiscal policy, and tough-minded leadership. The sub-title should jolt any thinking American - "How Ronald Reagan's Principles Can Restore America's Greatness." Clearly, we have drifted far from President Reagan's vision for America. The city of the hill that he so loved has descended into the swamp of relativism and pragmatism that tolerates abortion on demand, celebrates homosexual marriage, and applauds big government and out-of-control spending.
The author walks readers on a path that traces Reagan from his days as a Democrat to his final days in the White House. Readers learn that Reagan was a man of unwavering conviction. He believed in a "banner of bold, unmistakable colors, with no pale pastel shades." The author adds, "Every leader who waves a banner of bold colors has plenty of critics. If no one is criticizing you, you're not being bold enough. Ronald Reagan never worried about his critics. He didn't care what other people thought of him or said about him or wrote about him." Reagan's son continues, "Pale pastel people try to straddle both sides of every issue in an attempt to get everyone to like them. They try not to be too bold, because they fear offending others or drawing criticism ... Ronald Reagan knew he would never please everybody, so he staked out bold positions on the issues - then he proved he was right." This is the kind of leadership that brought the former Soviet Union to its knees. This is the kind of bold leadership America needs now - bold, decisive, and unwavering in the face of adversity!
The author rightly portrays his father as the great communicator. "Every leader," writes the younger Reagan, "must communicate his vision in a way that persuades and inspires." And while Reagan truly inspired America in his two terms as president, he did not compromise his cherished values. Nor did he play both sides for the middle in order to gain the loyalty of special interest groups. The great communicator spoke with clarity and conviction. He knew how to capture the heart of America. He knew the power of the spoken word.
Additionally, the author portrays President Reagan as the great unifier. The president once said, "We've got to quit talking to each other and about each other and go out and communicate to the world ... We must go forth from here united, determined." Reagan worked to find common ground with his political opponents and even forged a friendship with his nemesis, Tip O'Neal. America is in search of a leader who unifies like Ronald Reagan.
Finally, the author demonstrates the love that his father had for freedom. Reagan was fond of saying, "Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction." One wonders what he would say today. One wonders what the former president would say about excessive regulation and a socialized health care system. The author encourages readers to advance the New Reagan Revolution by "boldly standing up for the original Reagan Revolution. Let everyone around you know the truth about Ronald Reagan, the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution."
The New Reagan Revolution is a book that should be devoured by every American. President Reagan is an inspiration for anyone who loves freedom, limited government, a strong military, and lower taxes. The younger Ronald Reagan is on target when he says, "There will never be another Ronald Reagan." But we can certainly return to a day where the principles that President Reagan believed in are weaved into the fabric of American culture.
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Sure wish more politicians (and Presidents) were like him