I LovI Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan

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No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was--travelling to make movies for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room--Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love ...

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Overview

No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was--travelling to make movies for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room--Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love and insight about her husband and the many phases of their life together.

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Ronald and Nancy Reagan were America's president and first lady from 1981 to 1989.

Nancy Reagan was born in New York, was raised in Chicago, and attended Smith College. During the summers before graduation, she worked in summer-stock theater productions. In New York, she appeared on Broadway, including in Lute Song with Mary Martin. She was signed by MGM, and she made eight motion pictures for the studio before leaving to marry Ronald Reagan. She is the author of a memoir, My Turn.

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In I Love You, Ronnie, Nancy Reagan offers an epistolary look at the Ronald Reagan she shared her life with, the affectionate, romantic, devoted man who won her heart. Here are missives that span the couple's time together, from the early 1950s, when Reagan was the star of television's General Electric Theatre, to the years he served as governor of California, his two terms in the White House, and beyond. It's a loving portrait that will warm many a heart.
USA Today
A love story for all ages.
Washington Post
I Love You, Ronnie...will move, charm and cheer...the letters are models of the genre...revealing Reagan the man.
From The Critics
Leo Burmester and Allison Daugherty read this unabridged collection of the letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy, written from the 1950s when they met up through the 1990s. The dual reading brings these letters alive and paints an intimate autobiographical portrait of the two.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375416897
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2000
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 4.89 (w) x 5.63 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan were America's president and first lady, from 1981 to 1989. Nancy Reagan was raised in Chicago and attended Smith College. In New York, she appeared on Broadway. She was signed by MGM and she made eight motion pictures before leaving to marry Ronald Reagan. She is the author of a memoir, My Turn.
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Feb. 14,1977

Dear St. Valentine,

I'm writing to you about a beautiful young lady who has been in this household for 25 years now - come March 4.

I have a request to make of you but before doing so feel you should know more about her. For one thing she has 2 hearts - her own and mine. I'm not complaining. I gave her mine willingingly, and like it right where it is. Her name is Nancy but for some time now I've called her Mommie and don't believe I could change.

My request of you is - could you on this day whisper in her ear that someone loves her ver much and more and more each day? Also tell her, this "Someone" would run down like a dollar clock without her so she must always stay where she is.

Then tell her if she wants to know who that "Someone" is to just turn her head to the left. I'll be across the room waiting to see if you told her. If you'll do this for me, I'll be very happy knowing that she knows I love her with all my heart.

Thank you,
"Someone"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2000

    A Great Man, A Great Husband

    I grew up a 'Reagan Republican' and have always admired and supported this man during his presidency, and sadly, during this terrible time in his and Nancy's life. I found it quite nice that a man that I admire for political purposes, is also a man of great stature and true family values. Hard to say of the current president we have today. I found this book to be presented in a very interesting manner. It is a chronological presentation of the letters from Ron to Nancy and shows the real people behind the facades public servants are required to put on. It injects humor and tenderness in just the right amount of doses, but does not over play the romantic card to such a degree that this becomes a sappy love story. My only wish is that Nancy included some letters from Ron during the pivotal Cold War years and during the negotiations leading up to the end of the Cold War, surely Ron sent some letters laced with information on these talks. Overall, a very well written book, an 'easy read' and a tribute to a great man, and the greatest president in the history of the US.

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