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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William E. Simon Narrator: Steve Olsen Publisher: Regnery Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William E Simon - quintessential American figure of the American century: Wall Street wunderkind, Treasury Secretary under Presidents Nixon and Ford, successful entrepreneur, US Olympic Committee president, best-selling author, pioneering philanthropist, and devout Catholic.

Simon's insightful and often humorous autobiography, A Time for Reflection, includes a diverse cast of characters whose lives intersected with his own - from the President and his advisers at the White House to the highest realms of the Catholic Church (in particular, Cardinal Egan), to celebrities, like actress Meryl Streep and sports figures, like basketball coach Bobby Knight. In A Time for Reflection, Simon offers us some behind-the-scenes glimpses of history being made, including: President Nixon as Simon knew him, both in office and after; how Simon confronted Ronald Reagan during the Republican convention in 1980 to help nix the idea of a co-presidency with Gerald Ford; the tumult of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games, boycotted by the United States, and the 1984 Los Angeles games, boycotted by the Soviet Union; how Simon battled the Arab 'oil crisis' as 'energy czar' for President Nixon; Simon's fight in the Ford administration against Vice President Nelson Rockefeller on how to help a bankrupt New York City; making the case for freedom with his best-selling books A Time for Truth and A Time for Action.

Simon's fascinating life also encompassed sailing adventures - including conquering the Northwest Passage from Alaska to Greenland and being named king by a group of Fiji islanders - as well as adventures of the soul: giving away millions to charity; becoming a Eucharistic minister; and helping to care for the sick, the poor, and the dying. William E. Simon passed away on June 2000, but his autobiography, written in conjunction with and completed by John M Caher, is now published for the first time. It is a testimony to one of the truly impres... Download and start listening now!


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    " I've always loved Carol Burnett and was surprised at how much I already knew about this gifted woman before even listening to the book. I highly recommend getting the book on tape as Carol herself narrates it as only she could do justice to. I did find a few surprises embedded in her story. I did not know that she lost a daughter at a young age to lung cancer. I did not know that she was such a giver to others (but I'm not surprised). She speaks a tiny bit of mysticism and making connections with people we don't even know. I am of the same philosophy. It is a good read. "

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