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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ronald Reagan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois

Died: June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan
-- Ronald Reagan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ronald++reagan


Illinois Connection

Reagan was born in Tampico and briefly lived in several towns and cities in Illinois, including Monmouth, Galesburg, Dixon and Chicago. He attended Dixon High School and attended Eureka College in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967–1975). After graduating from Eureka College in 1932, Reagan went to Iowa to audition for jobs at small-town radio stations. He got a job broadcasting University of Iowa home football games for the Hawkeyes. Soon after, a staff announcer's job opened at radio station WOC in Davenport, and Reagan was hired. He soon moved to WHO radio in Des Moines as an announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games.While traveling with the Cubs in California, Reagan took a screen test in 1937 that led to a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers studios. He spent the majority of his Hollywood career acting in "B" films.


Published Works

  • Where's the Rest of Me? The Autobiography of Ronald Reagan, Karz Pubs, 1981
  • Ronald Reagan: In God I Trust, Tyndale House Publishers, 1984
  • Ronald Reagan, a Man True to his Word, National Federation of Republican Women, 1985
  • The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom, and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1998
  • Ronald Reagan, An American Life, Pocket Books, 1999
  • Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, New Regency Pub, 2001
  • Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America, Free Press, 2001
  • The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan, Newsmax.com, 2003
  • Reagan, A Life in Letters, Free Press, 2003
  • Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches, Simon & Schuster, 2004
  • The Reagan Diaries, HarperPress, 2007


Selected Titles At Your Library

Where's the rest of me? :
ISBN: 0918294169. OCLC Number:

Karz Publishers,. New York :. 1981, ©1965.

Ronald Reagan :
ISBN: 0842357041. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1984.

Theatrics or sincerity? If the past four years are any indication, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan was revealing to the nation that he sincerely trusts in God. As the leader of the free world, President Reagan has reconfirmed this message of trust in God in numerous speeches, radio messages, and interviews. Ronald Reagan: In God I Trust shows what the news media do not report regarding the President's spiritual convictions. Examine for yourself his actual statements on faith, prayer, family, the sanctity of life, Judeo-Christian values, and America's spiritual heritage. After reading this book, you will better understand Ronald Reagan and the impact of his statements on the nation and the world. But above all, you will recognize the true source of his greatness and effectiveness as a world leader -- his trust in God. - Back cover.

The common sense of an uncommon man :
ISBN: 0785275487. OCLC Number:

Thomas Nelson Publishers,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1998.

Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents of our time. This keepsake gift book is a warm intimate portrait of this great man. Lovingly compiled by his eldest son, Michael Reagan, it offers funny, poignant, and profound quotes and down-home wisdom from Ronald Reagan's public and private words. Michael's personal recollections, along with other anecdotes and stories introduce many of the quotes, giving readers a fascinating new glimpse into the heart and mind of his famous father. Readers will find this beautiful gift book rewarding, inspiring, and entertaining, whether they dip into it at random or devour it cover-to-cover.

An American life /
ISBN: 0743400259. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. ©1992.

Abortion and the conscience of the nation /
ISBN: 0964112531. OCLC Number:

New Regency Pub.,. Sacramento, CA :. ©2000.

Reagan, in his own hand /
ISBN: 074320123X. OCLC Number:

Free Press,. New York :. ©2001.

Consists largely of radio addresses written from 1975-1979.

The greatest speeches of Ronald Reagan.
ISBN: 0971680744. OCLC Number:

NewsMax.com,. West Palm Beach, FL :. [2002?]

Reagan :
ISBN: 074321966X. OCLC Number:

Free Press,. New York :. 2003.

Many books have been written regarding Ronald Reagan, but this collection of his letters must certainly be among the most varied and revealing aspect of the man. Organized by themes such as "Old Friends", "Running for Office ", "Core Beliefs" the book contains over 1,000 letters stretching from 1922 to 1994 . Whether discussing economic policy with a political for, dispensing marital advice, or sharing a joke with a pen pal.

Speaking my mind :
ISBN: 0743271114. OCLC Number:

Simon and Schuster,. New York :. 2004.

The Reagan diaries /
ISBN: 0007263058. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins,. New York :. ©2007.

During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Whether he was in his White House residence study or aboard Air Force One, from his first inauguration to the end of the Cold War, each night Reagan wrote about the events of his day. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this record--the only daily presidential diary in American history--is available for the first time. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provide insight into one of this nation's most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader.--From publisher description.