The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years

Peggy Grande. Hachette, $28 (256p) ISBN 978-0-316-39645-5
With this glowing photo-packed memoir of President Ronald Reagan’s last California years, Grande, a veteran member of Reagan’s staff, fondly shares remembrances of the conservative icon at work and play. Grande came to the White House as a college student and quickly rose to executive assistant from 1989 to 1999. She writes that her work with Reagan strengthened her optimism, values, and patriotism. From a staunch Republican view, she chronicles the failures of Democratic leadership, past and present, and lauds the vitality, humility, traditional beliefs, and vision of the popular 40th president. Grande describes the Great Communicator as “a man who knew himself, knew his mind, confident in his abilities.” In addition to describing Reagan’s meetings with Hollywood friends, political leaders, and citizens, Grande reveals the powerful bond the president had with his wife Nancy, his key adviser and protector. This is an impassioned, highly enjoyable memoir that includes candid behind-the-scenes photos of the Reagans after their withdrawal from public life. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 01/02/2017
Release date: 02/21/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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