Reagan I Knew by William F. Buckley
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Reagan I Knew
By William F. Buckley

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Reagan I Knew by William F. Buckley

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An intimate portrait of Ronald Reagan, from his political mentor, ally and friend, William F. Buckley Jr.William F. Buckley Jr. first met Ronald Reagan in 1960, when Reagan, then a well-known actor, was assigned to introduce Buckley to an audience of Californian doctors. On discovering that the microphone couldn't be turned on without breaking into a locked control room, Reagan climbed out of a window in his tuxedo, cat-walked some thirty yards to the correct window, broke a pane with his elbow, let himself in and turned on the mic. He then proceeded to deliver a warm and flawless introduction. It was, Buckley came to realise, a perfect Reagan moment.This book, a reminiscence of thirty years of friendship, is full of such moments. Buckley and Reagan were more than political allies: they and their wives were also close friends, who holidayed together and shared inside jokes. Reagan, in Buckley's view, was the most genuine of politicians: he acted out, in the smallest details of his life, the same ideals he brought to governing America. "Under Reagan, Buckley" argues, the US was about something. It had a sense of mission it has not enjoyed since. This book is a personal and political appreciation by an author uniquely qualified to speak to both aspects of the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465009268
ISBN-10: 0465009263
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley Jr. was the founder and former editor in chief of the National Review, and the author of over 50 works of fiction and nonfiction. He died in February 2008.

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