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A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan

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Michael Deaver's relationship with Ronald Reagan began with the former President's 1966 campaign for governor of California, and in the 35 years since their first meeting he has gained an understanding of the inner Reagan equaled by very few. Warm and personal, A Different Drummer brims with recollections of Ronald Reagan as governor, president, and friend.

Deaver writes of the Reagan he has known: a man who was shy and deplored talking about himself; a man whose convictions remained unchanged over the course of his life, who never used pollsters to decide his position on issues; a man whose idea of relaxation was riding a horse, fixing fence posts, and chopping wood until his muscles ached. Reagan emerges in this impressionistic portrait as charismatic and unwaveringly optimistic, a devoted husband and dedicated leader, disciplined and tough.

Writing not only of their dizzying highs, Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, he shares a poignant look at Reagan today as he battles Alzheimer's disease. With anecdotes that are insightful, entertaining, intimate, and surprising, A Different Drummer sheds remarkable new light on an American icon admired by many and understood by few.

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A warm, intimate portrait of President Ronald Reagan by his confidant and friend of over 35 years.

Former aide and long-time family friend Michael Deaver first met Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for governor of California and later served him in Sacramento and Washington, DC, as the president's deputy chief of staff. In A Different Drummer, Reagan emerges as charismatic and unwaveringly optimistic, a devoted husband and dedicated leader, disciplined and tough. As Deaver points out in his introduction, 'worked eight years doing the toughest job on earth; criss-crossed the world; and survived an assassin's bullet, a devastating riding accident, cancer, and brain surgery all after he turned seventy.'

Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, he shares a look at Reagan today as he battles Alzheimer's disease. It is Nancy Reagan's finest hour, Deaver writes, a validation of the greatest love story he has ever known.

Synopsis:

Whether it was traveling with Ronald Reagan on endless campaign flights, discussing day-to-day issues in the Oval Office, or surviving the harrowing assassination attempt, former aide and longtime family friend Michael Deaver offers his warm recollections of Ronald Reagan — governor, president, and friend.

In A Different Drummer, Deaver writes of the Reagan he has known: a man who was shy and deplored talking about himself, who would rather spend a party talking to a laborer than policy wonks; a man whose convictions remained unchanged over the. course of his life, who never used pollsters to decide In's position on issues; a man whose idea of relaxation was riding a horse, fixing fence posts, and chopping wood until his muscles ached and In's hands blistered.

Writing not only of their dizzying highs, Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, lie shares a poignant look at Reagan today, as lie battles Alzheimer's disease, and at Nancy Reagan, as she stands by his side in her finest hour.

About the Author

Former assistant to the president and White House deputy chief of staff during the Reagan administration, Michael K. Deaver is the author of Nancy and the bestselling A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan. He serves as vice chairman, international, for Edelman Worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060957575
Subtitle:
My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan
Foreword:
Reagan, Nancy
Author:
by Michael K Deaver
Author:
Deaver, Michael K.
Author:
Reagan, Nancy
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20030121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.66 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A warm, intimate portrait of President Ronald Reagan by his confidant and friend of over 35 years.

Former aide and long-time family friend Michael Deaver first met Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for governor of California and later served him in Sacramento and Washington, DC, as the president's deputy chief of staff. In A Different Drummer, Reagan emerges as charismatic and unwaveringly optimistic, a devoted husband and dedicated leader, disciplined and tough. As Deaver points out in his introduction, 'worked eight years doing the toughest job on earth; criss-crossed the world; and survived an assassin's bullet, a devastating riding accident, cancer, and brain surgery all after he turned seventy.'

Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, he shares a look at Reagan today as he battles Alzheimer's disease. It is Nancy Reagan's finest hour, Deaver writes, a validation of the greatest love story he has ever known.

"Synopsis" by , Whether it was traveling with Ronald Reagan on endless campaign flights, discussing day-to-day issues in the Oval Office, or surviving the harrowing assassination attempt, former aide and longtime family friend Michael Deaver offers his warm recollections of Ronald Reagan — governor, president, and friend.

In A Different Drummer, Deaver writes of the Reagan he has known: a man who was shy and deplored talking about himself, who would rather spend a party talking to a laborer than policy wonks; a man whose convictions remained unchanged over the. course of his life, who never used pollsters to decide In's position on issues; a man whose idea of relaxation was riding a horse, fixing fence posts, and chopping wood until his muscles ached and In's hands blistered.

Writing not only of their dizzying highs, Deaver also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, lie shares a poignant look at Reagan today, as lie battles Alzheimer's disease, and at Nancy Reagan, as she stands by his side in her finest hour.

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