Ronald Reagan: An American Hero - His Voice, His Values, His Vision

Ronald Reagan: An American Hero - His Voice, His Values, His Vision

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by Nancy Reagan
     
 

A photo essay on the life and times of America's 40th President.

"He did not adjust his beliefs to conform to prevailing political winds.... Instead he spoke directly from his heart to the hearts and minds of the American people. And, in doing so, he initiated the greatest love affair between an American President and his constituents in recent history." —

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A photo essay on the life and times of America's 40th President.

"He did not adjust his beliefs to conform to prevailing political winds.... Instead he spoke directly from his heart to the hearts and minds of the American people. And, in doing so, he initiated the greatest love affair between an American President and his constituents in recent history." — Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Even before he made the White House his home, Ronald Reagan spoke for the American people, capturing the hearts of small-town citizens and world leaders alike. His remarkable career in public life, spanning over fifty years, began in the Midwest, as a student leader and sports broadcaster, then in Hollywood as an actor and long-time director of the Screen Actors Guild, later as governor of California, and finally, as president of the United States. His legacy, too, is extraordinary: In the eight short years as president, Ronald Reagan presided over epochal international changes and ushered in unparalleled peace and prosperity—not only to his country but the world.

Ronald Reagan: An American Hero is the story of Ronald Reagan's trials and triumphs, the story of his character and vision and values. It's the love story of a man for his wife, his country, and the world—the story of his unquenchable passion for liberty and life itself. Over 500 archival and full-color images, including many never-before-published photographs from Nancy Reagan's private collection and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, chronicle the milestones of America's fortieth president. Punctuating this visual history are close to 200 quotes from world leaders, actors, journalists, family, and friends who bear testimony to the greatness of the man who, for millions, has become an enduring American hero.

Author Biography: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a nonprofit organization that sustains the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Public Affairs, and the Presidential Learning Center. The mission of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is to complete President Reagan's unfinished work and to promote the timeless principles he championed: individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. These Four Pillars of Freedom guided the president throughout his years of public service and are at the core of all we do.
William F. Buckley, Jr., is an award-winning author, editor, lecturer, and founder and editor-at-large of National Review. The renowned host of Firing Line serves as a presidential appointee to the five-member advisory commission on information of the United States Information Agency from 1969 to 1972. In 1973, Buckley was appointed by President Nixon as a public member of the United States Delegation to the 28th General Assembly of the United Nations, and in 1991 he was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As resident of New York, Buckley has written over thirty-five books, contributes to many American publications, and his essays appear in numerous anthologies.

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Editorial Reviews

Billy Graham
Beautiful.... You will find it almost impossible to put down!
Daily Oklahoman
A handsome new book...
Elizabeth Dole
This books truly captures the spirit of [a] great man, our beloved President Reagan.
George Will
To open this book at any page is to meet an old friend radiating the vigor and hope with which he infused the nation. The book is as big and colorful and stirring as the life it celebrates.
Washington Post
Larry King
A pictorial masterpiece.
Margaret Thatcher
A fine tribute to the greatest American president of modern times. It will be treasured by all Ronnie's friends and countless admirers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887656368
Publisher:
Tehabi Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
271

What People are saying about this

William F. Buckley
A work of devotional art...I haven't seen a more beautiful portrait of anyone, living or dead.
— (William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review)
Margaret Thatcher
A fine tribute to the greatest American president of modern times. It will be treasured by all Ronnie's friends and countless admirers.
Elizabeth Dole
This book truly captures the spirit of [a] great man, our beloved President Reagan.
— (Elizabeth Dole, former secretary of transportation, president of the American Red Cross)

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