The Notes by Ronald Reagan

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7 Critic Reviews

This is a book to return to often and sample the collected wisdom found there that buttressed a remarkable man’s vision.
-Washington Times

Synopsis

Ronald Reagan left behind a legacy that America willnever forget. Now, in this one-of-a-kind collection of his most intimatethoughts, his favorite quotations by others, and his own most collectiblejokes, all culled from a newly disclosed set of personal notecards he keptthroughout his life and career, fans and admirers of the fortieth presidentwill find a unique window of insight into the soul of an American icon. Editedby Douglas Brinkley, editor of #1 NewYork Times bestseller The ReaganDiaries, this indispensible Reagan retrospective is perfect for fathers,graduates, and anyone looking to find inspiration in the thoughts and musingsof a great American leader.
 

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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.
 
Published May 10, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 325 pages
Genres: History, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Lauren Sullivan on Jun 10 2011

The Notes is a fascinating read, a lesson in the art of elocution and a rare glimpse into the mind of a beloved American president.

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Washington Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Peter Hannaford on Jun 13 2011

This is a book to return to often and sample the collected wisdom found there that buttressed a remarkable man’s vision.

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Business Week

Below average
Reviewed by Bloomberg BusinessWeek on May 26 2011

The Notes would have been a richer book had its editor invested more effort.

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Ford Literary Blog

Excellent
Reviewed by Meg Trauner on Feb 06 2012

While little is new or remarkable here, the book is a quick read for Reagan admirers.

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The Cutting Edge

Excellent
Reviewed by Roger Johnson on Jul 11 2011

The result is a collage portrait of Reagan’s philosophy, largely neat and recognizable, but with the occasional jarring image or glimpse of nuance.

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ConservativeHQ

Excellent
Reviewed by George Rasley on Jan 31 2012

Students and admirers of President Ronald Reagan, and his speeches, should rejoice at the publication of this slim volume of Reagan’s favorite aphorisms, jokes, quotes and political wisdom.

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5 Minutes for Books

Good
Reviewed by Lauren on Jun 10 2011

This book is a fascinating snapshot of the man who served as our fortieth President, and it provides a glimpse into the mind of a masterful communicator and beloved American.

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