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.

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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 LOVED this -common sense in Reagan's own voice

This was a great listen. There is a compaion book which is the radio spots written out, but nothing can beat hearing Ronaldus Maximus in his own voice. If you're already a Reagan fan, a must listen! If not a Reagan fan you will be! Enjoy.
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- Michael R. Ditson "Mike Ditson"

Reagan is the true American exemplar

These commentaries are not only insightful, but Reagan shows us how to be critical of our government while maintaining a positive attitude, knowing that we have the ability to fix any problems we find. I was only 10 when Reagan was first elected, but with the help of these commentaries, I am beginning to understand why my parents and their generation loved him so much.

I only hope that politicians of today will take note as to what made Reagan so successful. In my estimation, it was his faith in and love of God and country, his optimism, and his strong belief of the power of the individual and that Government is not always the answer.
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- Nathan Hopkins

Book Details

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