The president will see you now : my stories and lessons from Ronald Reagan's final years / Peggy Grande
Book | Hachette Books | 2017 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
viii, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Note
"A memoir"--Dust jacket.
Contents
To serve the president -- First day at work -- Getting to know the boss -- Invitation to the office of Ronald Reagan -- Communicating greatness -- The perfect gentleman -- Mrs. Reagan's ally -- Rawhide's ranch -- A stetson for Gorbachev -- Rock River painting -- The legacy of a lifetime -- Balancing act -- Life at full throttle -- On the rooftops -- Visiting the residence -- Tru luv marriage -- Seasons of change -- My fellow Americans -- The journey into sunset -- Surrounded with love -- One last project -- A faithful life -- Farewell to the fairway -- End of an era -- Saying goodbye -- Mourning in America.
Summary
"In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and insights into one of America's most beloved presidents. Grande, who started in the Office of Ronald Reagan as a college student and earned her way into a coveted role as the president's Executive Assistant, offers an unparalleled perspective on the post-presidency of a political icon. Grande's stories and never-before-seen photos show a unique, private side to a public figure and leader who reshaped conservatism, ushered in an era of prosperity, and helped spur the end of the Cold War. Grande reveals what day-to-day life was like in Reagan's California office, including the former president's relationship with the First Lady and his interactions with friends, world leaders, and everyday Americans. Grande recalls how Reagan kept a vigorous schedule for years after he left the White House, his robust engagement with others, and ongoing political advocacy. Despite his eventual Alzheimer's diagnosis, Grande shows how Ronald Reagan remained true to core beliefs, his gentlemanly kindness, and his undying hope for his country. Today the Reagan legacy looms over American politics more than ever. Grande reminds readers why: When Ronald Reagan was president, we not only loved ourselves but also loved America, and the American values he represented: faith, optimism, and patriotism,"--Amazon.com.
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9780316396455 (hardcover)
0316396451 (hardcover)
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