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Reagan, In His Own Hand : The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America - George P. Shultz

Reagan, In His Own Hand

The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America

By: George P. Shultz (Foreword by), Kiron K. Skinner (Editor), Annelise Anderson (Editor), Martin Anderson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2001
ISBN: 9780743219389
Number Of Pages: 576

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Hidden in the archives of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for more than a decade, the writings contained in "Reagan, In His Own Hand" redefine the way we think about American history of the past quarter century and about the fortieth American president. By revealing an active mind wrestling with the problems of a sluggish economy, social pathologies, welfare reform, and the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union, these never-before-seen documents, many reproduced in his own handwriting, prove Reagan to be both the visionary and intellectual powerhouse behind his administration's landmark policies.

Michael Beschloss The New York Times Ronald Reagan's private papers may show us that the Great Communicator was a better writer and thinker than even his fans understood. Lou Cannon The Washington Post Reagan, In His Own Hand makes mincemeat of the idea that Reagan was a dunce. Many of these speeches are those of a visionary who saw around the bend in the road of history. William Safire The New York Times Magazine These handwritten documents prove that the original revolutionary was Ronald Reagan. We are struck by the workings of one man's mind expressed through a pen in his hand. Steve H. Hanke Forbes Awe-inspiring in their breadth...these essays laid out the philosophical framework for Reagan's presidency.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
A Note on Editorial Methodsp. xxv
Reagan's Philosophyp. 1
Foreign Policyp. 21
Communism, Asia, Europe, and the Soviet Unionp. 26
Defense and Intelligence Policyp. 64
Foreign Policy Double Standards, Human Rights, International Organizations, and Religionp. 129
The Third Worldp. 179
Domestic and Economic Policyp. 219
Freedom and Governmentp. 224
The Economyp. 254
Energy, Land, and the Environmentp. 318
Educationp. 342
Social Security and Health Carep. 364
Social Issuesp. 375
Personal Storiesp. 409
Other Writings Nov. 6, 1925-Nov. 5, 1994p. 421
Hallowe'enp. 423
Yale Comes Throughp. 424
Lifep. 426
Squallp. 427
Return to the Primitivep. 428
Killed in Actionp. 430
The Making of a Movie Starp. 433
Letter to the Editor of The Catholic Reporterp. 436
"Are Liberals Really Liberal?"p. 438
Speechp. 443
Letter to the Editor of the Pegasusp. 446
Speech on phone to YAF Convention in Houston, Texasp. 449
Letter to Dr. McDowellp. 453
On Portugalp. 456
Stump Speech Insertp. 457
Speech on Agriculturep. 466
"State of the Union" Speechp. 471
PEACEp. 480
Economic Speech--Address to the Nationp. 487
I.N.F. Negotiationsp. 493
"Mr. Minister"p. 496
Reagan's Goodbyep. 498
Ronald Reagan's Radio Addresses, 1975-79p. 501
Acknowledgmentsp. 527
Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9780743219389
ISBN-10: 0743219384
Series: Biography
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 22nd October 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.82