When Character Was King

When Character Was King 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. I finished reading Peggy Noonan s book about Ronald Reagan last night It s a great book about a great man that ends on a sad note just like Reagan s life will end after his long battle with Alzheimers.There was one part of the book that really stood out and impressed me so much so that I felt I needed to excerpt it here beginning of excerpt Once, in the mid 1990s, I was asked by the University of Texas at Austin to take part in a lecture series in which various historians I finished reading Peggy Noonan s book about Ronald Reagan last night It s a great book about a great man that ends on a sad note just like Reagan s life will end after his long battle with Alzheimers.There was one part of the book that rea
In a time of malice he was not malicious in a time of lies he did not falsify in a time of great pressure he didn t bend or break in a time of disingenuousness he was clear and candid about where he stood and why And in a time when people just gave up after awhile and changed the subject, he remained on the field for the long haul I had seen this book on a number of reading lists of people whom I admire and so it has been on my to read shelf for some time I knew when I read this quote,In a time of malice he was not malicious in a time of lies he did not falsify in a time of great pressure he didn t bend or break in a time of disingenuousness he was clear and candid about where he stood and why And in a time when people just gave up after awhile and changed the subject, he remained on the field for the long haul I had seen this book on a number of reading lists of people whom I admire and so it has been on my to read shelf for some time I knew when I read this quote, that this was a book that I wanted to review well and from my heart.When Character Was King, by Peggy NoonanI have always admired Ronald Reagan He stands out in my memory and in my heart as a great man who always reminded me just a little bit of my grandfather His voice I can bring to mind in an instant, whereas the tone and timbre of most other presi
Peggy Noonan does a wonderful job reminding us that Ronald Reagan was not only a President worth celebrating but also a man of character worth honoring.Noonan takes readers on a fast paced tour through Reagan s formative years, his professional career and his political journey, stopping only long enough to mention a few illustrative anecdotes from each period.At times Noonan has a hard time leaving herself out of the story, but she succeeds in explaining Reagan by interviewing the people closest Peggy Noonan does a wonderful job reminding us that Ronald Reagan was not only a President worth celebrating but also a man of character worth honoring.Noonan takes readers on a fast paced tour through Reagan s formative years, his professional career and his political journey, stopping only long enough to mention a few illustrative anecdotes from each period.At times Noonan has a hard time leaving herself out of the story, but she succeeds in explaining Reagan by interviewing the people closest to him, and in bringing out the context and details behind the most memorable moments of his life and Presidency.Written
This was a great book about Ronald Reagan What struck me so much about it is how relevant his philosophy is towards today s economic woes, despite the fact it was written in 2001 It s impossible not to compare the past climates in 1964 and again in 1979 with today s huge deficit and general malaise in the country Among some of the things that struck me was his desire to reduce the size of an unwieldy and ineffectual government, hearkening back to the original intent of the U.S s founding fat This was a great book about Ronald Reagan What struck me so much about it is how relevant his philosophy is towards today s economic woes, despite the fact it was written in 2001 It s impossible not to compare the past climates in 1964 and again in 1979 with today s huge deficit and general malaise in the country Among som
It is very obvious in the reading that Peggy Noonan admired Reagan for his kindness, for his honesty, for his reliability She states that the most important thing a man can bring to the presidency is his character, and she goes on to show through interviews with Reagan, his family members, close friends, and some political enemies why she is convinced that Reagan s character was of a high, moral fiber She doesn t sugarcoat his first failed marriage or the major scandal of his administrat It is very obvious in the reading that Peggy Noonan admired Reagan for his kindness, for his honesty, for his reliability She states that the most important thing a man can bring to the presidency is his character, and she goes on to show through interviews with Reagan, his family members, close friends, and some political enemies why she is convinced that Reagan s character was of a high, moral fiber She doesn t sugarcoat his first failed ma
Even if I was a fan of Ronald Reagan, this simpering biography would probably have still made me upchuck Particularly amusing was the foreword where Noonan, in 2001, predicts that George W Bush would become one of the greatest presidents the US has ever
This is a beautiful portrait of president Reagan, and presents a picture of the kind of character and person we should look for in a president Peggy Noonan certainly writes with a strong positive bias, from her perspective if a White House staffer and Reagan lover Yet, I appreciated the anecdotes of Reagan s temperament and reactions to situations he found himself in I think reading this book as we head into this election year helps me understand what it takes to be a president And really, R This is
I decided to escape to a different political time with this biography Noonan clearly admires Reagan she worked for him as a speechwriter and writes this book in her colloquial, journalist style The first 1 3 of the book was slow and difficult to get into my husband put the book down , but my advice to him and anyone else would be to skip to when Reagan becomes President The book picks up and has interesting insights from the White House in the 1980s I was especially touched when Noonan re I decided to escape to a different political time with this biography Noonan clearly admires Reagan she worked for him as a speechwriter and writes this book in her colloquial, journalist style The first 1 3 of the book was slow and difficult to get into my husband put the book down , but my advice to him and anyone else would be to skip to when Reagan becomes President The book picks up and has interesting insights from t
The Goodreads description says No one has ever captured Ronald Reagan like Peggy Noonan , and having read a few book about him and two by him, I have to agree She really gets to the heart of who he was She uses a few stories of things he did and said, but ultimately, they all speak to his character, which is the sole intent of the book.Two sectio
I already thought that Ronald Reagan was the best president of my lifetime This book had some thngs about him I didn t already know which made me esteem him evenHow I miss him How our country misses him His admirable traits are just like those of George Washington and Abrham Lincoln He literally saved our country from oblivion with his presidency, although we have since thrown away all the reforms he made to get us back on track He maintained that it wasn t him He simply reminded pe I already thought that Ronald Reagan was the best president of my lifetime This book had some thngs about him I didn t already know which made me esteem him evenHow I miss him How our country misses him His admirable traits are just like those of George Washington and Abrham Lincoln He literally saved our country from oblivion with his preside

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • When Character Was King
  • Peggy Noonan
  • English
  • 24 June 2018
  • 0142001686