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Title:
The wit & wisdom of Ronald Reagan
ISBN:
9781596980457
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, c2007.
Physical Description:
xi, 222 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Foreword / by Michael Reagan -- Reagan's wisdom: memorable and insightful Reagan quotations -- Reagan's wit: his jokes, one-liners, and humorous turns of phrase -- Reagan's saints and sinners: Reagan on the leading men and women of his time and all time -- Reagan's friends and foes: Reagan in the words of his contemporaries -- Reagan's curiosities: intrigues and trivia -- Reagan's zingers: the stories behind his most memorable lines -- Reagan's yarns and tales: entertaining stories by and about the man -- Reagan's speeches: his greates orations examined.
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Ronald Reagan is more than a revered and popular president--he is a hero to millions, beloved as a persuasive leader who inspired America and shaped the future more than any other modern president. Reagan's everyman insight--stemming from his unique background as actor, sports broadcaster, and labor leader--make him America's most quotable president. In The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan, author James C. Humes brings together the best observations and opinions of the "Great Communicator." Spanning one-liners, anecdotes, zingers, and little-known stories, this collection also includes commentary about Reagan from friends and foes as well as analysis of his great speeches. The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan is an exceptional tribute to America's adored fortieth president.


Table of Contents

Michael Reagan
Forewordp. X
Chapter 1 Reagan's Wisdom: Memorable and insightful Reagan quotationsp. 1
Chapter 2 Reagan's Wit: His jokes, one-liners, and humorous turns of phrasep. 33
Chapter 3 Reagan's Saints and Sinners: Reagan on the leading men and women of his time and all timep. 53
Chapter 4 Reagan's Friends and Foes: Reagan in the words of his contemporariesp. 69
Chapter 5 Reagan's Curiosities: Intrigues and triviap. 87
Chapter 6 Reagan's Zingers: The stories behind his most memorable linesp. 119
Chapter 7 Reagan's Yarns and Tales: Entertaining stories by and about the manp. 133
Chapter 8 Reagan's Speeches: His greatest orations examinedp. 177
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Indexp. 211