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The Last Best Hope

Author : Ronald Reagan
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From the time he arrived on the political scene in 1964 - throughout his presidency and beyond, Ronald Reagan - used his speeches to inspire and reinvigorate America. When he spoke, Reagan, said, he was "preaching a sermon." The American people saw his vision of America and his dreams for the future and they overwhelmingly responded; he was re-elected in 984 by the largest number of electoral votes in the nation's history. Here in this collection of twenty-eight speeches spanning the Reagan era, readers can find inspiration in Reagan's "sermons." From his first speech in the political arena in 1964 to his Last Letter to America, informing Americans of his Alzheimer's disease, Ronald Regan's words show a profound belief in God, freedom, individualism, limited government, and his great love for his country. In addition to an introduction by Reagan's son, Michael Reagan, each speech features an informative introduction which puts the speech into historical context, making The Last Best Hope the perfect entr�e into the influence of one of the major figures of the 20th century.

Actor Ideologue Politician

Author : Ronald Reagan
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This new anthology rounds out Ronald Reagan's rhetorical persona and fills a major gap in the literature about the man by offering an unbiased and a multi-dimensional picture of his public speeches during all phases of his political life. The 52 speech texts are arranged, with short introductions, into six topical chapters covering his Hollywood years, his eight years as governor of California, his presidential campaigns of 1976 and 1980, and his two terms as president. This compact reference will be handy for professionals and students at all levels who are looking for a well-rounded collection of both obscure and well-known speeches which offers Reagan's views on major issues at different times throughout his career. The short volume is suitable for college, university, professional, and public libraries. This representative collection shows Ronald Reagan speaking as an actor, an ideologue, and a pragmatic politician, illustrating his diverse communication styles. The anthology contains both good and bad speeches--some that are famous and others that are little-known--and includes patriotic messages, views on citizenship, politics, and governance and on important issues at different stages in his career. This handy reference is uncompromising in its impartial selection of speeches. A short bibliography points to major sources and important studies, and a full index makes the reference completely accessible.

The Great Communicator

Author : Ronald Reagan
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A selection of speeches from Ronald Reagan. The conservative "Reagan Revolution," of free-market economics, the Religious Right, and American military power, dominated American politics for three decades. This volume includes the "Evil Empire" speech, the "Government is the problem" speech, the "Tear down this Wall" speech, and many others.

The Speeches of Ronald Reagan

Author : Ronald Reagan
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The Speeches Of Ronald Reagan chronicles his thirty-year-long public conversation with the American people. Included are thirty-five speeches that cover what Reagan had to say about freedom, terrorism, the Beirut bombing, the Iran-Contra controversy, the Evil Empire, the Star Wars initiative, the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the Challenger disaster, and drug abuse. Also included is his touching Long Goodbye to the American people.

Speaking My Mind

Author : Ronald Reagan
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The most important speeches of America's "Great Communicator": Here, in his own words, is the record of Ronald Reagan's remarkable political career and historic eight-year presidency.

The Speeches of President Ronald Reagan

Author : George L. Brown
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President Ronald Reagan left behind a legacy, as well as many influential and memorable speeches. This curated collection by George L. Brown includes all of President Reagan's most important and famous speeches. This wonderful collection serves as an excellent reference source as well as a study aid for students and fans of one of the greatest U.S. Presidents!

The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan

Author : Ronald Reagan
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Reagan at Bergen Belsen and Bitburg

Author : Richard J. Jensen
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Ronald Reagan’s inability to sway the American public and press with his speeches at the former site of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and, later, at the U.S. Air Force base in Bitburg, Germany, has been marked by many as the first major failure of the Great Communicator’s second term. Richard J. Jensen highlights the qualities of the speeches that make them, in his estimation, models of presidential discourse. But he also looks at the setting for the speeches—political and historical—that doomed them despite their eloquence. Telescoping in from the broadest perspective on Reagan’s rhetorical career; to the circumstances surrounding the decision to make the speeches; to the drafting, delivery, and reception of the texts, Jensen contrasts these two speeches with two very successful ones Reagan had delivered in Normandy the previous year. The result is a vivid picture of a man and a moment in history. Students and all those interested in public discourse and the presidency will deeply benefit from this mature work by a major scholar of rhetoric.

A Time for Choosing

Author : Ronald Reagan
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Speeches explore a variety of political and social issues, including tax reform, the conservative movement, nuclear disarmament, and the growth of government

100 Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan

Author : Ronald Reagan
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These are the 100 greatest speeches of President Ronald Reagan. These speeches to be read and understood by the American people.

Ronald Reagan Twenty Speeches That Defined a Presidency

Author : Michael Nickle
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Ronald Reagan's presidency was a turning point in the American experience. It respresented a return to personal empowerment and American leadership in the world community. During his tenure as President the country saw the end of crippling inflation, greatly improved economic growth and unparalleled technological achievement. The American people also experienced the end of the Cold War, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger and the embassy bombing in Beirut. Throughout each of these President Reagan was there with his finger on the pulse of American concerns and words of wisdom to guide the country.Bestowed the mantle of "The Great Communicator" by historians and the media alike, President Reagan's speeches resonated with people around world regardless of citizenship, ideology or political party. Beginning with his first inaugural speech in which he called for a return to personal responsibility, this book captures the most memorable speeches and allows the reader to study and relive the eloquence of one of America's highest regarded political leaders. Experience the passion of the speech at Brandenburg Gate, where Reagan beseeched Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall and much more.

The American Dream as a subject in speeches

Author : Christine So-Young Um
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1,7, University of Duisburg-Essen (Politische Theorie), course: Politische Rhetorik, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The American Dream has always been a central subject in political speeches. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan were not the only presidents who referred to it in their speeches. Quite possibly every presidential candidate and president related to it when they accepted their nominations and when they outlined their political programmes at their inaugurations. Ever since it has become part of the tradition of political rhetoric in the United States, one can say how centrally important the American Dream (still) is and what great influence it has on the American people. So what exactly is the American Dream? Peter Freese calls the attempt of defining it “subjective and imcomplete”, especially because he is of the opinion that the vision and beliefs transferred in the American Dream change with the times. However, he quotes Hartmut Keil by using his definition of the American Dream with a lot of its beliefs and convictions that are substantial parts of it: “Individual success, advancement, materialism, personal success, neighborliness, naturalness, individuality, freedom, equality, equal opportunity, search for identity, national purpose, American consciousness, democratic dream, dream of paradise (...), moving force, liberation of humanity, world’s salvation”; but he comes to the conclusion that there is not the possibility of a precise definition in case one does not want to list nearly every aspect of “American society”. Still, the fundamental values and virtues that build the basis and are the core function of the American Dream, are the main part of American political rhetoric. The metaphor of the American Dream has always been used by being glorified by politians in their speeches, and mostly with the promise of fulfilment soon after the elections in case it was a nomination speech. Therefore the American Dream seems to have a realistic side, it is not only a vision or a utopia when presidential candidates and presidents talk about its fulfilment. Since the promise of fulfilment is made ever since this subject has played a major role in political speeches, it is a dream which can and – referring to the politicians’ promises – will come true.

The Reagan Persuasion

Author : James Humes
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Persuade, mentor, and motivate like the Great Communicator More than just an influential speaker, Ronald Reagan was a master of all types of communication and employed his personal warmth and charm to rally Americans around his vision. Now, former Reagan speechwriter James C. Humes shows how you can replicate Reagan's ability to influence others and utilize his communication tools when interacting with colleagues and partners. Don't just rely on words, instead: • Communicate with gestures, postures, and even clothing • Learn the power of podium presence • Fine-tune your humor and voice for each unique audience Praise for James C. Humes's Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Reagan: "As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide." -Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News "I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." -Chris Matthews, Hardball with Chris Matthews

Playing the Game

Author : Mary E. Stuckey
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Playing the Game offers an exploration of the rhetoric of the "Reagan Revolution." The book fully explores how the rhetoric supported, impeded, and affected Reagan's policy goals and political success. Stuckey shows how Reagan's use of language in his public speech was instrumental in the creation of the "Teflon Presidency," and how use of this language created a situation where by the President would not remain unscathed forever--as was the case in 1986. The data for this volume includes speeches, remarks, addresses, statements, memorandums, and other forms of public speech during the Reagan years.

How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

Author : Peter Robinson
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As a young speechwriter in the Reagan White House, Peter Robinson was responsible for the celebrated "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech. He was also one of a core group of writers who became informal experts on Reagan -- watching his every move, absorbing not just his political positions, but his personality, manner, and the way he carried himself. In How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life, Robinson draws on journal entries from his days at the White House, as well as interviews with those who knew the president best, to reveal ten life lessons he learned from the fortieth president -- a great yet ordinary man who touched the individuals around him as surely as he did his millions of admirers around the world.

Tear Down This Wall

Author : Romesh Ratnesar
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On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history. "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate," Reagan said. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!" In this riveting and fast-paced book, Romesh Ratnesar provides an account of how Reagan arrived at his defining moment and what followed from it. The book is based on interviews with numerous former Reagan administration officials and American and German eyewitnesses to the speech, as well as recently declassified State Department documents and East German records of the president's trip. Ratnesar provides new details about the origins of Reagan's speech and the debate within the administration about how to issue the fateful challenge to Gorbachev. Tear Down This Wall re-creates the charged atmosphere surrounding Reagan's visit to Berlin and explores the speech's role in bringing about the fall of the Berlin Wall less than two years later. At the heart of the story is the relationship between two giants of the late twentieth century: Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Departing from the view that Reagan "won" the Cold War, Ratnesar demonstrates that both Reagan and Gorbachev played indispensable roles in bringing about the end of the U.S.-Soviet rivalry. It was the trust that Reagan and Gorbachev built in each other that allowed them finally to overcome the suspicions that had held their predecessors back. Calling on Gorbachev to tear down the Wall, in Reagan's mind, might actually encourage him to do it. Reagan's speech in Berlin was more than a good sound bite. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we can now see the speech as the event that marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Elegant and dramatic, Tear Down This Wall is the definitive account of one of the most memorable speeches in recent history and a reminder of the power of a president's words to change the world.

Reagan

Author : Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to the presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and trade union leader before serving as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975.Reagan was known as "The Great Communicator" and this book contains 10 of his greatest speeches, to include:* "A Time For Choosing" Speech* First Inaugural Address* Second Inaugural Address* "Evil Empire" Speech* "Star Wars" Speech * Address at the Pointe Du Hoc U.S. Ranger Monument Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day* Remarks Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day * Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger * "Tear Down This Wall" Speech* Remarks at the 1988 Republican National Convention * Remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 11, 1988* Farewell Address to the Nation Proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to charities that support America's wounded, injured and ill Service Members.Check out all of our books at www.WoundedWarrioPpublications.com.

The Triumph of the American Spirit

Author : Ronald Reagan
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The Reagan Manifesto

Author : Eric D. Patterson
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This book examines how Ronald Reagan’s electrifying 1964 televised speech, “A Time For Choosing,” ignited the conservative movement within the GOP. Ronald Reagan’s televised speech, or what many conservatives today simply call “The Speech,” was a call for action, telling Americans that now was “A Time for Choosing.” “The Speech” catapulted Reagan into national politics, the California governorship, and ultimately the presidency. The themes of the speech, including anti-Communism, strong national defense, and the need to protect the average American from taxes and bureaucracy, ignited the conservative movement in the GOP, resulting over time in the sidelining of the more liberal, establishment wing of the Republican Party. The contributors in this edited volume show how Ronald Reagan’s “coming out” speech on the national stage helped set the political agenda for the next three decades.

A Shining City

Author : Ronald Reagan
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Passages from Ronald Reagan's post-presidential speeches are combined with tributes from other influential persons to assess his impact on modern times and politics