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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheila Tate Narrator: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 3, 2018 ISBN: 9780525588481
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From Nancy Reagan's close friend, confident, and former press secretary Shelia Tate, the audiobook is a loving remembrance of the former First Lady, collecting correspondence, personal photographs, and stories from politicians, friends, and newsmakers who knew her best.

Lady in Red is the ultimate collection of stories and images related to First Lady Nancy Reagan, loving compiled by her close friend and former press secretary. Confidant of Mrs. Reagan's for over 30 years, Shelia Tate's friendship with the First Lady gives listeners a rare glimpse into the personal life of the president's wife. Tate shares her photographs of the First Family, entrusted to her by Mrs. Reagan because they were her favorite images, and includes correspondence and notes between the two friends.
     Lady in Red focuses on the various roles that Mrs. Reagan inhabited during her years in the White House--Wife, Protector, Fixer, Host, Diplomat, and Advisor among others. Tate develops a nuanced portrait of this graceful yet strong women who felt it was her mission to restore a sense of grandeur, mystique, and drama to the presidency.
     In each role, Mrs. Reagan brought a sense of pride and purpose to the White House-and the nation. Tate interviews the friends and politicians who knew her best as they share their favorite stories of the First Lady. Key players such as President George H.W. Bush, Chris Wallace, James Baker, Ed Meese, Peggy Noonan, Maureen Dowd, and Leslie Stahl share their most cherished memories of Mrs. Reagan, adding depth and variety to this tribute. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Sheila Tate served as press secretary to First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985, handling some of the most newsworthy and controversial issues of the first Reagan term. After leaving the White House staff, she and Jody Powell, former White House press secretary to President Jimmy Carter, founded Powell Tate, which quickly became one of Washington’s most successful public relations firms. Sheila served as press secretary to George H. W. Bush during his successful campaign for the presidency in 1988, and for his transition. In 1996, she was communications director for the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Sheila remained in close touch with Nancy Reagan after the Reagans returned to California, speaking with her often until Mrs. Reagan’s passing in 2016.

About the Narrator

Kimberly Farr is an actress and winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She has appeared on Broadway and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and the American Place. She created the role of “Eve” in Arthur Miller’s first and only musical, Up from Paradise, which was directed by the author. She appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway production of The Lady from the Sea and has acted in regional theaters across the country, including a performance in the original production of The 1940’s Radio Hour at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage.