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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


-- Ronald Reagan on the White House Website -- http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ronaldreagan/
-- The Living Legacy of Ronald Reagan at Eureka College -- http://reagan.eureka.edu/
-- 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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Abortion and the conscience of the nation /
ISBN: 0964112531. OCLC Number: 47652507

New Regency Pub.,. .

An American life /
ISBN: 0743400259. OCLC Number: 48994916

Pocket Books,. .

Common sense of an uncommon man
ISBN: 9781400324200. OCLC Number: 994971685

Thomas Nelson Publishers,. .

As one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century, Ronald Wilson Reagan succeeded in renewing pride in America, strengthening the principles of family, faith, and freedom on which this nation was founded, and restoring our hope in the future. President Reagan endeared himself even to his political opponents with his self-effacing wit and irrepressible optimism. Inspiring, thoughtful, and at times downright funny, he had an amazing gift for stirring emotion, sparking debate, and calling a nation to action. Now Michael Reagan has gathered a wonderful collection of his father's public and private words, providing a close-up portrait of our fortieth president. From hilarious one-liners to eloquent letters to intimate family moments, these selections depict Ronald Reagan in all his many roles-as a world leader, conservative icon, orator, actor, and father. Complemented by Michael Reagan's personal and insightful commentary on his father's life, The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man will delight you, inspire you, and motivate you to finish the job Ronald Reagan began-rebuilding the American dream.

Reagan :
ISBN: 074321966X. OCLC Number: 52493559

Free Press,. .

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.

Reagan, in his own hand /
ISBN: 074320123X. OCLC Number: 45439896

Free Press,. .

Consists largely of radio addresses written from 1975-1979.

Ronald Reagan :
ISBN: 0842357041. OCLC Number: 11867116

Tyndale House Publishers,. .

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.

Speaking my mind :
ISBN: 0743271114. OCLC Number: 69348931

Simon and Schuster,. .

The common sense of an uncommon man :
ISBN: 0785275487. OCLC Number: 39229610

Thomas Nelson Publishers,. .

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.

The greatest speeches of Ronald Reagan.
ISBN: 0971680744. OCLC Number: 50982337

NewsMax.com,. .

The quotable Ronald Reagan
ISBN: 0895263238. OCLC Number: 39981591

Regnery Pub. ;. .

Capturing the essence of Ronald Reagan's personality, wit, and charm, The Quotable Ronald Reagan includes over 600 of his most memorable quotations on a wide variety of topics.

The reagan diaries
ISBN: 9780061751943. OCLC Number: 877980240

HarperCollins e-Books,. .

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. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provides a striking insight into one of this nation's most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader.

The Reagan diaries /
ISBN: 0007263058. OCLC Number: 85850929

HarperCollins,. .

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.

Where's the rest of me? :
ISBN: 0918294169. OCLC Number: 7370679

Karz Publishers,. .