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True Reagan: What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why It Matters Hardcover – April 12, 2016
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This book fills an important space in the Reagan literature. It gives readers an exciting understanding of the pace and texture of life in that dynamic President's White House.―George F. Will, Syndicated Columnist
This up-close, personal account by a real White House insider gives us the best insight yet into who Ronald Reagan really was and what made him tick.―Bob Schieffer, CBS News
Rosebush understands Reagan-what motivated him and what made him great. We need a whole lot more of Reagan's powerful moral courage and Jim Rosebush has shared what the President revealed to him on this subject during the years he worked in the White House. A must-read for anyone who loves Reagan and wants to understand him better. A blueprint for our current and future leaders. They could learn a lot from this book.―Larry Kudlow, CNBC Senior Contributor, Radio Host of the nationally syndicated Larry Kudlow Show
This book leaves no doubt that Ronald Reagan was the most consequential President of the second half of the twentieth century. He was my model as Mayor of New York. The book should be required reading for all presidential candidates and voters.―Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, and Associate Attorney General and U.S. Attorney appointed by President Ronald Reagan
Jim Rosebush's insights are firsthand, close-up, and reliable. His is a fine addition to the growing canon about our greatest modern President.―Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University, and former Governor of Indiana
No one was in a position to observe and understand the unique character of Ronald Reagan better than Jim Rosebush, who interacted with the President and his family as a trusted professional. His judgement on White House matters public and private is authoritative.―John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission
Jim captures the wit, wisdom, and warmth of President Reagan. He was there as Reagan set out to change America and wound up changing the world. Jim had a unique perch to understand the character and leadership attributes of our beloved 40th President. He also was a keen observer of the real, not Hollywood, love affair between the President and Nancy and the impact that had on Reagan's achievements.―Kenneth M. Duberstein, former White House Chief of Staff to President Reagan
Jim Rosebush brings special perspective to the subject of Ronald Reagan. He enjoyed the unique position of having worked for both the President and First Lady. Jim is a natural communicator and, as such, has the capacity to reach a wide audience on a topic of great national interest.―Susan Eisenhower
I doubt that anyone had more time with the Reagans than Jim Rosebush---As Nancy Reagan's Chief of Staff, Jim was indispensable both in Washington and when they traveled abroad. In my job as Chief of Protocol, I had many occasions to be grateful to Jim for his empathy and efficiency and he was always a delight to work with.―Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt
About the Author
JAMES ROSEBUSH was Deputy Assistant to President Reagan, the Chief of Staff to First Lady Nancy Reagan, and a Senior Advisor at the White House.
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As I read I was impressed with knowing more about his family background and how that shaped the man he became in life. I learned some of the sorrows and trials he went through in his formative years and as an adult; after all, no one can walk through this life without knowing both. It was really touching to see what he read and committed to memory and how being President at times wasn’t the easiest of jobs to hold.
Early in the morning I was towards the end of the book when the author stated a quote from President Reagan and I just lost it! In fact, my husband woke up and I told him and he proceeded to laugh as well. Ronald Reagan was courageous, a risk taker, a student who if his subject was unknown to him he sought whatever avenue could help him learn about it. I never realized how much of a strategist he was or one of the few times he lost his temper. There were many thoughts going through my mind as I read about the man; yet, one was most pressing, “Who can be a leader as he was for our times?”
No one can take or imitate Ronald Reagan. Like all of us he truly was one of a kind, but the virtues he lived by can become a part of anyone’s life if they so choose. For his values, traits, and character were steeped in Scripture and in classic literature, both of which are available to all today. President Reagan didn’t talk about his walk with God, but he showed it time and again. After you read the book, I hope that like me you will commit to being more determined to live selflessly, others-focused and God honoring.
As Reagan knew it was his time to do what God called him to do; now we too must know it is our time to do what God has called us to do. It will take humility, belief in God and fellow Americans, and something akin to the sense of humor this President unlike any other Presidents exhibited and restore hope to our nation in her time of need.
I feel like I got an inside perspective on Reagan that I didn't have before.
Since I have not read other books on Reagan so I can't say this is the best book on Reagan, but I feel like I now understand what Reagan was all about.
Though this is a book about the greatness of Reagan so I didn't expect the author to go into the unintended consequences of Reagan's beliefs. For example, defeating Communism brought on Islamic fundamentalism. Reducing big government and giving huge tax cuts has brought on inequality and destabilizing both political parties. But I guess that is left for someone else to write about Reagan's myopia.
I do recommend this book.