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Reagan : A Life In Letters - Kiron K. Skinner

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Ronald Reagan may have been the most prolific correspondent of any American president since Theodore Roosevelt, having likely written more than 10,000 letters in his lifetime to a wide array of friends and family, politicians, private citizens, and children. As vivid a communicator in words as he was in person, Reagan reveals his character and thinking in his writings as nowhere else. In his correspondence, Reagan made candid, considerate, and tough statements that he rarely made in public, and often gave advice and encouragement to family and friends. The letters are also a political and historical treasure trove, revealing Reagan's thoughts on American government and policy from early in his career to his time in the White House and his return to civilian life.

Honest, open, and heartfelt, Ronald Reagan's letters reveal a man who felt most comfortable and natural with pen in hand, and a man who reached out to friend and foe alike throughout his life. "Reagan: A Life in Letters" is as important as it is astonishing and moving.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Frequent Correspondentsp. xvii
The Early Yearsp. 1
Home and Familyp. 42
Health and Personal Appearancep. 74
Old Friendsp. 93
Hollywood Years and Friendshipsp. 123
Governorshipp. 168
Running for Officep. 213
Core Beliefsp. 255
Economic Policyp. 292
Domestic Policyp. 327
The Cold War I: Ideology and Institutionsp. 372
The Cold War II: Politics, Arms, and Missile Defensep. 396
The Middle East and Southwest Asiap. 432
Terrorism and the Iran-Contra Scandalp. 456
The Americasp. 482
The International Scenep. 515
The Oval Office and Reelectionp. 549
The Mediap. 577
The Criticsp. 609
Reaching Outp. 648
The Lighter Sidep. 663
American Leadersp. 694
Foreign Leadersp. 720
Pen Palsp. 747
Back to Californiap. 810
A Note on Methodsp. 835
References, Sources, and Interviewsp. 838
Notesp. 843
Acknowledgmentsp. 885
Index of Lettersp. 891
General Indexp. 905
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ISBN: 9780743219679
ISBN-10: 0743219678
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 6th October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1