The Notes

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The Notes

Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom

By Ronald Reagan

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062065131, 299pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

Description
Ronald Reagan left behind a legacy that America willnever forget. Now, in this one-of-a-kind collection of his most intimatethoughts, his favorite quotations by others, and his own most collectiblejokes, all culled from a newly disclosed set of personal notecards he keptthroughout his life and career, fans and admirers of the fortieth presidentwill find a unique window of insight into the soul of an American icon. Editedby Douglas Brinkley, editor of #1 NewYork Times bestseller The ReaganDiaries, this indispensible Reagan retrospective is perfect for fathers, graduates, and anyone looking to find inspiration in the thoughts and musingsof a great American leader.


Praise For The Notes

“The book offers a window into the mind of the nation’s 40th president and displays the effort he made behind the scenes to hone his performance as a speechmaker and storyteller driving home a conservative political philosophy.”
-USA Today

“This volume provides an illuminating glimpse into Reagan’s mind. . . . The entries show the directness of Reagan’s thought and his uncanny ability to make a point.”
-The Daily

“These notes are wonderful things. . . . Although a few recent books have proclaimed to have finally uncovered the real Reagan, there’s a chance we’ll never get any closer than in these scribbles, which reveal so much.”
-Christopher Buckley, Bloomberg News

“Now with the discovery of his note cards, we can better appreciate just how hard Reagan himself labored to be clear and convincing—and, yes, sometimes funny—to his many audiences.”
-The American Spectator

“This is a book to return to often and sample the collected wisdom found there that buttressed a remarkable man’s vision.”
-The Washington Times

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