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This book is not about Reagan and his policies but it is how the man, Ronald Reagan affected his life's views. This book was much more then I ever thought it would be.
If you could sum up How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life in three words, what would they be?
Great Leadership Lessons
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Getting a behind the scenes look into Reagan's personality and leadership style and how he applied those to shaping world events.
Which character – as performed by Peter Robinson – was your favorite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes - throughout - see below.
Any additional comments?
This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.
Not a memoir, but, as the author puts it, a primer - a primer on the leadership principles and personal qualities of one of the greatest American presidents of our time. Peter Robinson answers the question ' How did Ronald Reagan Do It? - how did a man with humble origins and no formal education in law or politics set America on one of the most prosperous tracks in our modern history, while bringing down the once feared Soviet Union? The answers are explained through a first-hand account of seeing the president in action as one of his speech writers, and, in each chapter, the author explained how he applied those same lessons in his own life.
I found the book enriching. After each chapter, I felt that I had a rare glimpse of 'seeing' the president in action, as Robinson expertly narrates various political or personal events the president encountered, and then how the president reacted, what he said, etc. The result was a very touching personal account with enduring lessons on not only leadership, but how to live your life. I absolutely loved this book!!