What I saw at the revolution: a political life in the Reagan era

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A special assistant to the president during the height of the Reagan era, Peggy Noonan worked with him, and with then vice-president Bush, on some of their most famous and memorable speeches. Now, in her thoroughly engaging and unanimously acclaimed memoir, Noonan shows us the world behind the words. Her sharp and vivid portraits of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George Bush, Donald Regan, and a host of Washington's movers and shakers are rendered in her inimitable, witty prose. And her priceless account of what it was like to be a speechwriter among bureaucrats, and a woman in the last bastion of male power, makes this a Washington memoir that breaks the mold--as spirited, sensitive and thoughtful as Peggy Noonan herself. A SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
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Ronald Reagan carried a conservative vision of America to the White House, where his administration gave it life. Peggy Noonan followed Reagan to Washington as his speechwriter-and gave his vision voice. As speech writer for George Bush during his Presidential campaign, Noonan dispelled her candidate's "wimpy" image and replaced it with one of quiet strength by coining such eloquent phrases as "a thousand points of light" and "a kinder, gentler nation." In the same vivid, eloquent style that earned Ronald Reagan the designation, "the Great Communicator," Peggy Noonan delivers a candid portrait of the Reagan White House in this stylish, sensitive memoir that pursues the question, "Who's running things here anyway?"

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subject_facet Noonan, Peggy, -- 1950-
Reagan, Ronald -- Friends and associates
Speechwriters -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989
title_display What I saw at the revolution : a political life in the Reagan era
title_full What I Saw At the Revolution A Political Life in the Reagan Era
What I saw at the revolution : a political life in the Reagan era / Peggy Noonan
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title_sub a political life in the Reagan era
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Friends and associates
Noonan, Peggy
Politics and government
Reagan, Ronald