“Curtis, I not only like your book; I love it!”
-- Edwin Meese III White House Counselor to President Ronald Reagan U.S. Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan Legal Affairs Secretary & Chief of Staff for Governor Ronald Reagan, Author of WITH REAGAN: The Inside Story, Reagnery Gateway
“Curtis, I do like your chapter on me--it is interesting! I like your chapters. They tell the story correctly. I told you it had to be interesting--well, it is interesting! Good!” -- Lyn Nofziger White House Communications Director President Ronald Reagan.
Consultant Communications Director Governor Ronald Reagan.
“Curtis Patrick, thanks for your help in making much of this happen. Best Regards, always. REAGAN: WHAT WAS HE REALLY LIKE? is an incredibly detailed account of the early Reagan years, beautifully written by a man who was there, and who thus made the later years possible.” -- Tom / Thomas C. Reed Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Policy U.S. Air Force Secretary, President Gerald Ford.
“Curtis, As usual, you are doing the Lord’s work in advancing the truth about our great leader and friend. How may we assist?” -- Judge Wm. P. Clark, Jr. Secretary of the Interior, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan CA Supreme Court Justice Rancher & Cowboy
"A great addition to the scholarship on Reagan. It is especially important as I think you really capture the compelling essence of Reagan’s character and political convictions. At base, Reagan comes across, not as an ambitious political zealot--which many liberal critics assert--but a man of genuine beliefs and personal warmth." -- Dr. Eric Herzik Chair Department of Political Science University of Nevada, Reno
"Great book! Better than many of us, you knew the ‘prez’ Ronald Reagan. Congratulations. A real treasure!" -- Verne Orr, PhD U.S. Air Force Secretary President Reagan, Dean Emeritus, College of Business & PublicManagement, University of La Verne, CA
Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal—to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start!
People have asked, “What was Reagan like privately?” “How did he treat his children?” “How did he handle pressure?” “How did he handle danger?” “How did he treat his staff?” “How did he handle difficult, almost impossible to deal with, legislators?” Watch it unfold in intimate detail.
See how Reagan used humor to disarm his most ardent critics and tenacious opponents.
Rex Hime said, “He was the Sequoia, and we were the branches!”
Former SFO-KPIX-CBS-TV Anchor & Governor Reagan’s Assistant Press Director, Nancy Clark Reynolds reveals fascinating stories: “Reagan was absolutely Numero Uno in Nancy’s life. All the time. And she was with him! They were totally wound into each other, to the exclusion of everybody else!” “Reagan was gracious and funny! He had people in ‘stitches’ all the time--and he was a total gentleman. You always knew where Reagan stood. He never equated disagreement with disloyalty. Even after working fourteen and eighteen hour days, I could hardly wait to get to work the next morning!”
Edwin Meese III said with that understated smile, “Ronald Reagan thrived on being underestimated.”
Also, the untold story behind the secret plan hatched by former Air Force Secretary Thomas C. Reed and a handful of dedicated insiders to launch Reagan’s unequivocal, arguably first campaign for President of the United States in 1968.