What I Saw at the Revolution

What I Saw at the Revolution

A Political Life in the Reagan Era

Book - 1990
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A speechwriter in the Reagan Administration describes life in and around the White House, the speechwriting process, and the experience of being a woman in a traditionally male environment

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Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for the president. This is her account of life in Washington during the Reagan years. Surprisingly (for a speechwriter) she tells a good story perceptive, witty, and stylish she's at her best on Donald Regan and Nancy Reagan. No references or notes. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780394564951
0394564952
Branch Call Number: 973.927 NOO
Characteristics: xiv, 353 p. 25 cm.

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Vincent T Lombardo Jan 03, 2016

For many years I have read, enjoyed, and admired Peggy Noonan's column in The Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, she is better at writing short pieces than long ones, and I found this book to be a major disappointment. In the introduction, she describes her style as "idiosyncratic", and although her style is charming in a newspaper column, it simply grates in a book. She writes in what appears as a stream of consciousness, but her observations and insights are bland and boring, despite her efforts to dress things up with cute prose. I started skimming at page 48, but eventually gave up. Everything she has to say about working in the White House could have been said in a long magazine article or column -- it did not merit 346 pages!

21288004009599 Nov 29, 2012

Waiting for this book since october, almost december and no luck yet. Still first in line. Seems like a great read!

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