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When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan Paperback – Bargain Price, October 1, 2002
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From the bestselling author of What I Saw at the Revolution comes an elegiac tribute to one of America's most beloved leaders.
It is twenty yearsa full generationsince Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the American people's affection but now, as he approaches the end of his life, he has received what he deserved even more: their deep respect.
What was the wellspring of his greatness? Peggy Noonan, bestselling author of the classic Reagan-era memoir What I Saw at the Revolution, former speechwriter, and now a columnist and contributing editor for The Wall Street Journal, argues that the secret of Reagan's success was no secret at all. It was his characterhis courage, his kindness, his persistence, his honesty, and his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacksthat was the most important el --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Peggy Noonan was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986; in 1988, she was chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush during his campaign for presidency; in 1989, she left Washington, D.C., for her native New York, where she completed her first book, the bestselling What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Years. Since that time, her articles and essays have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and many other publications. She is also author of The Case Against Hillary Clinton, a #1 New York Times bestseller. Currently, she is a columnist and contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal and a political contributor for Fox News. She lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I highly recommend the book to anyone. I am honored to just write a review about our former President Reagan. He was truly a leader.
As America struggles to get out of port in the midst of storms opening this new century, character is what we had better quickly return to or else.
Goodness is a quality forgotten, a myth from the past, unreality in today's version of the truth.
Ms. Noonan eerily opens history in the recent past to uncover a royalty lost and that truth in this present hour has been shockingly abandoned.
Ronald Reagan's life as biography is absorbing for its' revelations of the man behind the screen. By itself, the story is liquid gold, captured by a master journalist turned antiquities art dealer.
Like any shop of antiquities, shoved off on shelves in out of the way nooks, covered in the dust of time, lie unsearched for jewels, long since thought lost to the world. Ms. Noonan, uncaring to the time and place, patiently leads the reader from one dusty corner of the shop to another, opening old boxes of history to bring out the past we must remember lest we erase the future.
An example is Noonan's re-telling of an incident in the Iran Contra affair, page 274. The jewel's reflection is the reporting of Leslie Stahl's interview with George Schultz. What is mesmerizing is the cold reminder of how truth was so easily pursued by Stahl. She confronts Schultz with the kind of razor-sharp demands that were normal journalistic fodder of that day. One's breath is snatched reading questions no longer heard in today's so-called news programs.
If one weren't aware of the historical realities, one might think they were reading a Hollywood script. But reporters actually confronted leaders for truth in those bygone eras. Where King's reside, Queens are in attendance.
Thus the reader is hauntingly returned to the created web of today's lame-stream media, and the naked absence of truth.
As Reagan might have said of Noonan's work, of Stahl's forthright interviewing, of the myriad testimonies of fact, "Yea, there's more'n one way to skin a cat."
Our society has grown so benumbed with lies that even Noonan succumbs at one point. After revealing in one delightfully detailed research her facts on the lie that Reagan wore make-up, she lightly records near the end of the book the reason why one dignitary doesn't like Reagan. "He wore make-up," replies the typically uninformed politician unchallenged. Of course, Noonan may also have been merely leaving 'sleeping dogs lie.'
As Noonan recorded often throughout the bio of the President's responses, had Reagan heard the comment, he might have shrugged it off as being more '...small potatoes...' and asked for another piece of that Dutch Apple Pie, maybe even with a dollop of whipped cream.
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