The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

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by James C. Humes
     
 

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Ronald Reagan is more than a revered and popular president—he is a hero to millions, beloved as a persuasive leader who inspired America and shaped the future more than any other modern president. Reagan's everyman insight—stemming from his unique background as actor, sports broadcaster, and labor leader—make him America's most quotable president. In

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Ronald Reagan is more than a revered and popular president—he is a hero to millions, beloved as a persuasive leader who inspired America and shaped the future more than any other modern president. Reagan's everyman insight—stemming from his unique background as actor, sports broadcaster, and labor leader—make him America's most quotable president. In The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan, author James C. Humes brings together the best observations and opinions of the "Great Communicator." Spanning one-liners, anecdotes, zingers, and little-known stories, this collection also includes commentary about Reagan from friends and foes as well as analysis of his great speeches. The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan is an exceptional tribute to America's adored fortieth president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596980457
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
599,933
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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A sample of Reagan's wit & wisdom

Reagan on Taxes:

"The taxpayer-that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take a civil service exam."

Reagan on the Cold War:

"We win; they lose."

Reagan on Welfare:

"I think the best possible social program is a job."

Meet the Author

JAMES C. HUMES is a former presidential speechwriter whose words have helped create some of the most memorable moments in history. Before his speechwriting career, he represented the U.S. State Department in lectures on American government all over the world. He has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. He is the author of twenty-three other books, including Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter (Regnery) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Churchill: Speaker of the Century. A widely sought speaker across the country, he lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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