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The Notes LP: Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom (Paperback)
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Ronald Reagans The Notes is a fascinating window into the mind of the fortieth president and the thinkers to whom he turned for advice, humor, and hope. The book includes Reagans own writing and his favorite quotations, proverbs, and excerpts from speeches and literature. Reagan sought wisdom from a wide-ranging set of political figures, philosophers, and writers, including Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and Thomas Jefferson, as well as Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, and Thomas Wolfe.
While the bestselling Reagan Diaries detailed daily life inside the Oval Office, The Notes encapsulates reflections on work, marriage, and family and reveals a view of the president that has rarely been seen before. Historic and illuminating, The Notes is a remarkable collection of the thoughts of one of our most beloved presidents.
About the Author
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and Baker Institute Fellow at Rice University. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including The Unfinished Presidency, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, and The Great Deluge. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the in-house historian for CBS News, he divides his time between Austin and Houston, Texas.
Praise for The Notes LP: Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom…
“The book offers a window into the mind of the nation’s 40th president and displays the effort he made behind the scenes to hone his performance as a speechmaker and storyteller driving home a conservative political philosophy.”