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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peggy Noonan Narrator: Peggy Noonan Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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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? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/25/2014

    " As much as I respect Reagan, Peggy Noonan frustrated me throughout this whole book simply because she depicted Reagan as some sort of god. It got really annoying. However, an interesting look into the Reagan administration and what went on behind the scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/18/2014

    " A bit outdated now, but Peggy Noonan, who was a speech writer for Ronald Reagan, writes a compelling and entertaining narrative about life in the White House. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 1/12/2014

    " One of my favorites, which is surprising to most people because I'm not a Reagan fan. But I love Peggy Noonan's writing style and the way she sums up her arguments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrshumolicious | 1/4/2014

    " what can i say, i like it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/15/2013

    " As always, Peggy Noonan's books thoughtful, reflective, and honest. This one is no exception. She gives a unique insider's look into what it was like to work with one of America's most influential presidents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/23/2013

    " I committed the feminist Democrat heresy of reading this book by Ronald Reagan's speechwriter because I actually enjoy Noonan's writing style. So sue me! And I really enjoyed this book, in spite of her love for Reagan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 5/12/2013

    " Shhh! Don't tell anyone I'm a conservative. And Peggy Noonan is a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reid Corcoran | 8/17/2012

    " Too bad she doesn't remember much of it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Coscia | 8/17/2012

    " There's one chapter on Reagan's non-verbal facial expressions that makes me laugh every time I read it. Wonderful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 4/9/2012

    " Noonan is a good writer and this book is at its best when she's focuses on the writing process and vocation rather than politics and Ronald Reagan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Trost | 10/14/2011

    " Peggy Noonan is one of the most underrated authors of our time. Her prose is exquisite. Her style vacillates between being delicate and robust. Her parallelism is matchless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/14/2011

    " This really gives a good idea of how it feels to work for a president and how it was to work for Reagan in particular. I'm not conservative at all but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 1/20/2011

    " This was my first venture into political reading, and I was hooked ever since! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa DeGray | 1/8/2011

    " One of the best books of all time, whether you are Republican or not, anyone who likes to read and write, or loves the 80's era, will LOVE this book!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 11/10/2010

    " As much as I respect Reagan, Peggy Noonan frustrated me throughout this whole book simply because she depicted Reagan as some sort of god. It got really annoying. However, an interesting look into the Reagan administration and what went on behind the scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reid | 10/13/2010

    " Too bad she doesn't remember much of it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/28/2009

    " There's one chapter on Reagan's non-verbal facial expressions that makes me laugh every time I read it. Wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 11/12/2009

    " One of my favorites, which is surprising to most people because I'm not a Reagan fan. But I love Peggy Noonan's writing style and the way she sums up her arguments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/6/2009

    " Noonan is a good writer and this book is at its best when she's focuses on the writing process and vocation rather than politics and Ronald Reagan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 7/26/2008

    " As always, Peggy Noonan's books thoughtful, reflective, and honest. This one is no exception. She gives a unique insider's look into what it was like to work with one of America's most influential presidents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrshumolicious | 3/23/2008

    " what can i say, i like it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/4/2008

    " I committed the feminist Democrat heresy of reading this book by Ronald Reagan's speechwriter because I actually enjoy Noonan's writing style. So sue me! And I really enjoyed this book, in spite of her love for Reagan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/21/2008

    " A bit outdated now, but Peggy Noonan, who was a speech writer for Ronald Reagan, writes a compelling and entertaining narrative about life in the White House. "

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About the Author
Author Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan, author of the bestselling When Character Was King, has contributed articles and essays to Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She is currently a columnist and contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal.