When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

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When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

Author: Peggy Noonan
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 352
Cover Price: $ 16.00

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No one has ever captured Ronald Reagan like Peggy Noonan. In When Character Was King, Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear as well as new stories - from Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, his Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter Patti Davis, and his close friends - 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 King will both enlighten and move readers. It may well be the last word on Ronald Reagan, not only as a leader but as a man.

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Ronald Reagan moved from moderate success as a movie actor to become governor of California and president of the United States. George H.W. Bush served as Ronald Reagan's vice-president for eight years and then ran twice on his own, successfully in 1988 but losing in 1992 to Bill Clinton. George W. Bush was elected president in a hotly contested election in 2000, becoming only the second son of a president to gain the office. The Secret Service is charged with protecting the integrating of the currency of the United States and the well being of the President and other high federal offficials.