Reagan In His Own Voice features Ronald Reagan's radio addresses from the late 1970s. Edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson, they are introduced by George Shultz and feature additional introductions by Nancy Reagan, Richard V. Allen, Judge William Clark, Michael Deaver, Peter Hannaford, Edwin Meese III and Harry O'Connor.
From 1975 to 1979 Ronald Reagan gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, the great majority of which he wrote himself. This program represents the opening of a major archive of pre-presidential material from the Reagan Library and the Hoover Institution Archives. These addresses transform our image of Ronald Reagan, and enhance and revise our understanding of the late 1970s a time when Reagan held no political office, but was nonetheless mapping out a strategy to transform the economy, end the cold war, and create a vision of America that would propel him to the presidency.
These radio programs demonstrate that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. Reagan's radio broadcasts will change his reputation even among his closest allies and friends. Here, in his own voice, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Edition description:||Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hrs.|
|Product dimensions:||(w) x 5.62(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Kiron K. Skinner is an assistant professor of history and political science at Carnegie Mellon University, and a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Hoover Institution. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and National Interest. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Most of us always knew and now all of us should know. Ronald Reagan wrote all of his own speeches in the 1970's and alot of his own speeches as President, especially in his first term. Now, with these CDs, we know he wrote a great number of radio commentaries that were a road map for his Presidency. He may well be the only President in history to totally plan out his vision for America before he even ran for office. With these CDs you can clearly hear Reagan in his own words and in his own voice. It is there on paper. It is there in Audio. It is there in his two terms as President. These are very much worth listening to.