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When character was king
Noonan, Peggy, 1950-
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House Audio, [2001]

Physical Description:
5 audio discs (5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Format :
Audiobook on CD


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E877.2 .N662 2001C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
E877.2 .N662 2001C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
E877.2 .N662 2001C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
E877.2 .N662 2001C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Read by the author 5 CDs/5 hours From the bestselling author ofWhat I Saw at the Revolutioncomes an elegiac tribute to one of America's most beloved leaders. It is twenty years--a full generation--since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the American people's affection but now, as he approaches the end of his life, he has received what he deserved even more: their deep respect. What was the wellspring of his greatness? Peggy Noonan, bestselling author of the classic Reagan-era memoirWhat I Saw at the Revolution, former speechwriter, and now a columnist and contributing editor forThe Wall Street Journal, argues that the secret of Reagan's success was no secret at all. It was his character--his courage, his kindness, his persistence, his honesty, and his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacks--that was the most important element of his success. The one thing a man must bring into the White House with him if he is to succeed, Noonan contends, is a character that people come to recognize as high, sturdy, and reliable. Noonan, renowned for her special insight into Ronald Reagan's history and personality, brings her own reflections to Reagan to bear inWhen Character Was Kingand discloses never-before-told stories from the former president's family, friends, and White House colleagues to reveal the true nature of a man even his opponents now view as a maker of big history. Marked by incisive wit and elegant prose,When Character Was Kingwill enlighten and move listeners.

Author Notes

She was a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986; in 1988, she was chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush during his campaign for the presidency. She is currently a columnist & contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal & a political contributor for Fox News. She lives in New York City.

(Publisher Provided) Peggy Noonan graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Before entering the Reagan White House, she was a producer and writer at CBS News and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University. She was a speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan. She is a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal and an author. Her books include What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era, Character Above All, The Case Against Hillary Clinton, When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan, John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father, Patriotic Grace, and The Time of Our Lives. In 2010, she received the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

(Bowker Author Biography)