Reagan in His Own Voice

  • by Ronald Reagan
  • Narrated by Ronald Reagan
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From 1975 to 1979 Ronald Reagan gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, the great majority of which he wrote himself. This program represents the opening of a major archive of pre-presidential material from the Reagan Library and the Hoover Institution Archives. These addresses transform our image of Ronald Reagan, and enhance and revise our understanding of the late 1970s - a time when Reagan held no political office, but was nonetheless mapping out a strategy to transform the economy, end the Cold War, and create a vision of America that would propel him to the presidency. These radio programs demonstrate that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. Reagan's radio broadcasts would change his reputation even among his closest friends and allies. Here, in his own voice, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed. Reagan's radio addresses are introduced by George Schultz and feature additional introductions by Nancy Reagan, Richard V. Allen, Judge William Clark, Michael Deaver, Peter Hannaford, Edwin Meese III and Harry O'Connor.


Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: This collection of short radio addresses written and read by Ronald Reagan demonstrate why, as President, he was called "the great communicator". His clear and straight-forward manner, his empathy for ordinary people, and his personal warmth come across loud and clear. These pre-presidency talks reveal many of the ideas and themes that made Reagan so popular as president. Adding context to the radio addresses are Nancy Reagan, George Schultz, and others from Reagan's inner circle. —Beth Anderson


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I am a Frenchman who lives in France and oh my! how inspiring and refreshing Reagan is to my ears in a country where freedom sounds like a swear word.Reagan's words are simple, straightforward and also demanding for "freedom don't come free" as you so rightly say over the Atlantic Ocean.It seems to me that what he dealt with in all of his speeches had a common point : every human being was born with free will and in that lies human dignity. He had a free mind and each of his words reminds me that I have one too. I treasure his words like those of a genuine friend. On top of that the recordings are very good and his voice is clear and easily understandable. Thank U for allowing us to listen to his words not just read it.
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- Jean

What I was never told about Reagan.

What I was never told about Reagan is here revealed. His warmth. His humanity. His intelligence. I listened to these talks with astonishment. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
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- Athos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-16-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio