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How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

Peter Robinson

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On February 6, 2001, my nine-year-old daughter happened to wander into the room during a television segment marking Ronald Reagan's ninetieth birthday. She watched for a moment. Then she turned to me and asked, "Dad, is that the President you worked for?" What answer could I give her? How could I make her see? I wanted my daughter to recognize that the world she inhabited was freer and more prosperous because of that old, old man on television. But I also wanted her to grasp my personal debt to him, to understand all that he taught me-how to work and how to relax, how to think and how to use words, how to be a good husband, how to approach life itself... I needed to tell my children how Ronald Reagan changed my life. In 1982, as a young man, Peter Robinson was hired as a speechwriter in the Reagan White House. During the six years that followed, he was one of a core group of writers who became informal experts on Reagan, absorbing not just his political positions but his personality, manner, and way of carrying himself And the example Reagan set-as a confident, passionate, principled, generous-spirited older man-molded Robinson's outlook just as he was coming into his own. "Hard work. A good marriage. A certain lightness of touch," he writes. "The longer I studied Ronald Reagan, the more lessons I learned." At the core of How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life are ten of the life lessons Robinson learned from the fortieth President-principles that have guided his own life ever since. But it also offers a warm and unforgettable portrait of a great yet ordinary man who touched the individuals around him as surely as he did his millions of admirers around the world. Drawing on journal entries from his days at the White House, as well as interviews with those who knew the President best, Robinson etches his portrait with fresh observations, telling detail, and that "certain lightness of touch" that recalls the master himself The result is nothing less than a love story-an account of the profound respect and affection

Language:

English

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:47