A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer
Title A Different Drummer PDF eBook
Author Michael K. Deaver
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Pages 248
Release 2003-01-21
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780060957575

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A warm, intimate portrait of President Ronald Reagan by his confidant and friend of over 35 years. Former aide and long-time family friend Michael Deaver first met Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for governor of California and later served him in Sacramento and Washington, DC, as the president's deputy chief of staff. In A Different Drummer, Reagan emerges as charismatic and unwaveringly optimistic, a devoted husband and dedicated leader, disciplined and tough. As Deaver points out in his introduction, 'worked eight years doing the toughest job on earth; criss-crossed the world; and survived an assassin's bullet, a devastating riding accident, cancer, and brain surgery all after he turned seventy.' Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, he shares a look at Reagan today as he battles Alzheimer's disease. It is Nancy Reagan's finest hour, Deaver writes, a validation of the greatest love story he has ever known.




A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer
Title A Different Drummer PDF eBook
Author Michael K. Deaver
Publisher
Pages
Release 2001
Genre Large type books
ISBN 9780056080539

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Nancy

Nancy
Title Nancy PDF eBook
Author Michael K. Deaver
Publisher Zondervan
Pages 224
Release 2009-10-13
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0061760374

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She was the daughter of a single mother, a Hollywood movie star, the wife of one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century, a cancer survivor. And she waged her greatest battle against her husband's Alzheimer's disease. Nancy Davis Reagan has led an extraordinary life. Now, Mike Deaver, whose relationship with Mrs. Reagan dates back to the 1960s, shares the side of Nancy that only her intimates know. The Nancy Reagan with whom most Americans are familiar is a caricature shaped by consistently negative press coverage. But the Nancy Reagan whom Mike Deaver has come to know for more than thirty-five years, the woman portrayed in Nancy, is far more complicated. Nancy has been no bit player in the Reagan story. Deaver believes that Ronald Reagan would not have risen to such distinction without Nancy at his side. To the man Ronald Reagan, Nancy gave the gift of her unrestricted love. She was his respite, his comfort, his reward at the end of the day. When Ronnie's image might be tainted, she would fervently guard it, even at the expense of her own. Now, Nancy is guardian and nurturer of the Great Communicator's legacy.




Ronald Reagan in Private

Ronald Reagan in Private
Title Ronald Reagan in Private PDF eBook
Author Jim Kuhn
Publisher
Pages 302
Release 2004
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN

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During his White House years, President Reagan earned the love and admiration of millions, and altered the course of history. Jim Kuhn, his executive assistant, was one of the very few people privileged to see the Great Communicator not just during his historic public events, but also behind the scenes, during quiet moments.Kuhn was responsible for helping the most powerful man in the world manage his time and information. His memoir of an unguarded and unedited Ronald Reagan captures the laughter, resolve, sensitivity, and discomforts of the man who won the Cold War and restored Americars"s confidence. President Reagan frequently shared with Kuhn his personal views on matters great and small, including his thoughts about world leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher, and controversial issues such as nuclear weapons, taxes, and womenrs"s rights. Kuhn recalls many poignant moments that will surprise readers, no matter how much they already know about President Reagan. For example: How the President reacted when staff disappointed him and things didnrs"t go as planned The time he felt distraught over arms negotiations with the Soviets President Reaganrs"s true personal thoughts about abortion What aspersion bothered him more than any other How President Reagan felt about the Iran-Contra scandal and the figures involved During his 13 years of service to Ronald Reagan, Kuhn discovered a man who acted the same off camera as he did in front of the world; who showed the same respect to an anonymous caller to the White House as he did to Pope John Paul II; who was more nuanced and perceptive than the press would ever admit; who never let the power and prestige of the Presidency go to his head. Now that Ronald Reagan has passed away, there is a hunger for a deeper understanding of what made him a great President. Jim Kuhn offers a unique perspective on the private Ronald Reagan that will fascinate his millions of admirers.




When Life Strikes the President

When Life Strikes the President
Title When Life Strikes the President PDF eBook
Author Jeffrey A. Engel
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 361
Release 2017
Genre History
ISBN 0190650753

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Life does not stop simply because someone becomes president. Death, illness, sadness, and scandal affect every president and his family--often during their time in office. Yet the work of the nation and the pressures of the job do not cease simply because a president suffers, though their reaction, suffering, and perseverance often alters the course of American history.




A Companion to Ronald Reagan

A Companion to Ronald Reagan
Title A Companion to Ronald Reagan PDF eBook
Author Andrew L. Johns
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 696
Release 2015-02-10
Genre History
ISBN 1118607929

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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan




Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Title Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons PDF eBook
Author Paul Lettow
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages 354
Release 2006-02-14
Genre History
ISBN 0812973267

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In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow explores the depth and sophistication of President Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ridding humankind permanently of the threat of nuclear war. Lettow’s narrative spans the start of Reagan’s presidency and the 1986 Reykjavík summit between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, during which America’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a defining issue. Lettow reveals SDI for what it was: a full-on assault against nuclear weapons waged as much through policy as through ideology. While cabinet members and advisers played significant roles in guiding American defense policy, it was Reagan himself who presided over every element, large and small, of this paradigm shift in U.S. diplomacy. Lettow conducted interviews with several former Reagan administration officials, and he draws upon the vast body of declassified security documents from the Reagan presidency; much of what he quotes from these documents appears publicly here for the first time. The result is the first major work to apply such evidence to the study of SDI and superpower diplomacy. This is a survey that doesn’t merely add nuance to the existing record, but revises our very understanding of the Reagan presidency.