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Title:
I love you, Ronnie the letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan
Author:
Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Audiobooks, [2000]

℗2000
Physical Description:
3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.

Author from container.

Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375416897
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

Summary

5 CDs/ 6 hours Read by Leo Burmester and Allison Daugherty From the time they met in 1950, through the 1990's, Ronald Reagan wrote letters to his wife, Nancy. In this beautiful book, those extraordinary letters are woven into a moving portrait of a long and loving marriage as Nancy Reagan shares not only the letters but also her reflections on them, and on the life that she and Ronald Reagan shared, from courtship, young marriage, and the White House years on through to her life today. No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was - traveling to make movies or for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room - Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed.  Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love and insight about her husband and the many phases of their life together. The author's proceeds from the book will go to The Alzheimer's Foundation and to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation for the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.


Author Notes

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911 - 2004 Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911. He worked his way through Eureka College, where he studied economics and sociology. After graduation, he became a radio sports announcer for WOC, a small radio station in Davenport, Iowa.

Reagan enlisted in the Army Reserve. An agent for Warner Brothers "discovered" him in Los Angeles in 1937 and offered him a seven-year contract. He played George Gipp in his most acclaimed film, "Knute Rockne -- All American" in 1940. In 1942, the Army Air Force called him to active duty and assigned him to the 1st Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, California, where he made over 400 training films. On December 9, 1945, he was discharged. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films.

As president of the Screen Actors Guild, he became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry and his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966, he was elected Governor of California and was re-elected in 1970. For several months after his gubernatorial term ended in 1974, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column and provided commentaries on radio stations across the country. On November 20, 1975, Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. He lost the party's nomination, but his showing laid the groundwork for the 1980 election. After winning the party's nomination in 1980, he chose George Bush as his running mate. Reagan won the election and was President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. At the end of his administration, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression. In 1994, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died on June 5, 2004.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Ronnie's love letters go public. --Bonnie Smothers


Excerpts

Excerpts

Feb. 14,1977 Dear St. Valentine, I'm writing to you about a beautiful young lady who has been in this household for 25 years now--come March 4. I have a request to make of you but before doing so feel you should know more about her. For one thing she has 2 hearts--her own and mine. I'm not complaining. I gave her mine willingingly, and like it right where it is. Her name is Nancy but for some time now I've called her Mommie and don't believe I could change. My request of you is--could you on this day whisper in her ear that someone loves her ver much and more and more each day? Also tell her, this "Someone" would run down like a dollar clock without her so she must always stay where she is. Then tell her if she wants to know who that "Someone" is to just turn her head to the left. I'll be across the room waiting to see if you told her. If you'll do this for me, I'll be very happy knowing that she knows I love her with all my heart. Thank you, "Someone" Dear Mrs. Reagan And you are Mrs. Reagan because Mr. Reagan loves you with all his heart. Every time Mr. Reagan sees the evening star or blows out the birthday candles or gets the big end of the wishbone he thinks the same wish--a prayer really--that so much happiness will go on and somehow be deserved by him. It is true sometimes that Mr. Reagan loses his temper and slams a door but that's because he can't cry or stamp his foot--(he isn't really the type.) But mad or glad Mr. Reagan is head over heels in love with Mrs. Reagan and can't even imagine a world without her-- He loves her         Mr. Reagan Dear Wife, A few days ago you told me I was angry with you. I tried to explain I was frustrated with myself. But later on I realized that my frustration might have been a touch of self-pity because I'd been going around feeling that you are frequently angry with me. No more. We are so much "one" that you are as vital to me as my own heart--with one exception; you could never be replaced with a transplant. Whatever I treasure and enjoy--this home, our ranch, the sight of the sea--all would be without meaning if I didn't have you. I live in a permanent Christmas because God gave me you. As I write this, you are hurrying by--back and forth doing those things only you can do and I get a feeling of warm happiness just watching you. That's why I can't pass you or let you pass me without reaching to touch you. (Except now or you would see what I'm doing.) I'll write no more because I'm going to catch up with you wherever you are and hold you for a moment. Merry Christmas Darling--I love you with all my heart. Your Husband Dear Mrs. Reagan, Your loving, faithful devotion has been observed these 19 (some say 20) years. There are no words to describe the happiness you have brought to the Gov. It is no secret that he is the most married man in the world and would be totally lost and desolate without you.        It seemed to me you should know this and be aware of how essential you are in this man's life. By his own admission, he is completely in love with you and happier than even a Gov. deserves. With Love & Appreciation         --Your In Luv Guv. Excerpted from I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan by Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.