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Author Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.
Title The Reagan I knew / William F. Buckley, Jr.
Published New York : Basic Books, c2008.
Book Cover

 Floor2  E877 .B83 2008    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 279 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents First meeting -- Visiting the Reagans in California -- Is it possible to be a good governor? -- Capote and the Reagans -- Is Reagan running? -- Nixon to China -- Reagan vs. Ford -- Schweiker for Veep? -- Thanksgiving at the Buckleys' -- "Firing line" and the Panama Canal -- "Firing line": the debate -- Reagan anticipates his presidency -- "National Review's" 25th -- New begnnings -- Stockman and the budget -- A self-interrogation on the size of government -- "National Review's" 30th -- On nuclear strategy in Honolulu -- Final meeting -- Selected columns.
Summary The late William F. Buckley Jr. offers a reminiscence of thirty years of friendship with the man who brought the American conservative movement out of the political wilderness and into the White House. Ronald Reagan and Buckley were political allies and close friends throughout Reagan's political career. They went on vacations together and shared inside jokes. Yet for all the words that have been written about him, Ronald Reagan remains an enigma. His former speechwriter Peggy Noonan called him "paradox all the way down," and even his son Ron Reagan despaired of ever truly knowing him. But Reagan was not an enigma to William F. Buckley Jr. They understood and taught each other for decades, and together they changed history. This book presents an American political giant as seen by another giant, who knew him perhaps better than anyone else--the most revealing portrait of Ronald Reagan the world is likely to have.--From publisher description.
Subject Reagan, Ronald.
Reagan, Ronald -- Friends and associates.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.
ISBN 0465009263
OCLC number 191926035