Ronald Reagan, one of America’s most beloved presidents, is now gone. But his voice lives on in this stirring and very personal collection of letters written during his presidency to his fellow Americans, showing us a new and surprisingly intimate side of our fortieth president.
During even the busiest times in his presidency, Ronald Reagan took time out to respond to dozens of letters each week from the many friends and private citizens who wrote to him about their concerns. These letters, collected in the president’s “Handwriting File,” have never been examined by historians. Now Ralph E. Weber and his son, Ralph A. Weber, have culled the best of this collection, arranged chronologically to track the course of political events during the eight years of his presidency. A fascinating glimpse at the issues facing the United States during the 1980s, Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan traces history in the making.
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Published by Broadway Books Mar 24, 2010| 384 Pages| ISBN 9780307487438
“From hysterically funny understatement to heartfelt plainspokenness about Marines lost in Beirut, the Ronald Reagan we meet here is exceptionally articulate without crossing the line into glibness.” —Morning Star-Telegram (Ft. Worth)
“Shows a sensitive, intelligent Reagan with flashes of wit.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Along with his faith and determination, Reagan’s warmth, kindness, concern and compassion are evident throughout.” —Publishers Weekly