When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

By Peggy Noonan
Read by Bernadette Dunne

12.65 Hours 10/01/2002 unabridged
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It has been a full generation since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the affection of millions of Americans. At the end of his life, he received what he deserved even more: their respect. What was the wellspring of Ronald Reagan’s greatness? Noonan argues that it was Reagan’s character—his courage, his honesty, and his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacks—that was the most important element of his success. Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear, as well as new stories from Presidents George W. and George H. W. Bush, Reagan’s Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter, and his close friends, to reveal the true nature of a man seen—even by his opponents—as an important historical figure.

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Summary

Summary

It has been a full generation since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the affection of millions of Americans. At the end of his life, he received what he deserved even more: their respect.

What was the wellspring of Ronald Reagan’s greatness? Noonan argues that it was Reagan’s character—his courage, his honesty, and his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacks—that was the most important element of his success.

Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear, as well as new stories from Presidents George W. and George H. W. Bush, Reagan’s Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter, and his close friends, to reveal the true nature of a man seen—even by his opponents—as an important historical figure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The essence of Mr. Reagan’s character, and perhaps the character of the nation…Ms. Noonan’s mix of affection and insight makes this a valuable book.” Dallas Morning News
“[Noonan’s] message is strong, patriotic, and positive.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan, author of the bestselling When Character Was King, has contributed articles and essays to Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She is currently a columnist and contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English