From the Easton Press Collection.. PERSONALLY SIGNED by Ronald Reagan. Issued by The Easton Press. Number 1,262 of 2,000 Signed Copies! Bound in Premium Full Leather!
This Signed First Edition contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings. Hubbed Spine, Acccented in Real 22KT Gold. Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper. Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability. A very scarce title in any condition, this copy is in Fine condition.
The front and back covers are both in perfect condition and the gilded page edges show hardly any wear. This book is part of the Signed First Editions Collection published by Easton Press and is personally signed by Ronald Reagan himself (limited to only 2,000 signed copies issued by the publisher; this being number 1,262).
This First Edition of An American Life includes a luxurious, natural oak display case and six audio cassettes containing President Reagan's most famous speeches. This set would be a beautiful addition to your Easton Press collection. Overall, this copy is a grade collector's book.
This book is very elusive in this superior condition, as only a limited number of them were ever published, so now is the time to act. Hopefully you can add this book to your collection and enjoy it in the years to come..Ronald Reagan's autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life§public and private§told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.
Few presidents have accomplished more, or been so effective in changing the direction of government in ways that are both fundamental and lasting, than Ronald Reagan. Certainly no president has more dramatically raised the American spirit, or done so much to restore national strength and self-confidence. Here, then, is a truly American success story§a great and inspiring one. From modest beginnings as the son of a shoe salesman in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Reagan achieved first a distinguished career in Hollywood and then, as governor of California and as president of the most powerful nation in the world, a career of public service unique in our history. Ronald Reagan's account of that rise is told here with all the uncompromising candor, modesty, and wit that made him perhaps the most able communicator ever to occupy the White House, and also with the sense of drama of a gifted natural storyteller.He tells us, with warmth and pride, of his early years and of the elements that made him, in later life, a leader of such stubborn integrity, courage, and clear-minded optimism. Reading the account of this childhood, we understand how his parents, struggling to make ends meet despite family problems and the rigors of the Depression, shaped his belief in the virtues of American life§the need to help others, the desire to get ahead and to get things done, the deep trust in the basic goodness, values, and sense of justice of the American people§virtues that few presidents have expressed more eloquently than Ronald Reagan. With absolute authority and a keen eye for the details and the anecdotes that humanize history, Ronald Reagan takes the reader behind the scenes of his extraordinary career, from his first political experiences as president of the Screen Actors Guild (including his first meeting with a beautiful young actress who was later to become Nancy Reagan) to such high points of his presidency as the November 1985 Geneva meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev, during which Reagan invited the Soviet leader outside for a breath of fresh air and then took him off for a walk and a man-to-man chat, without aides, that set the course for arms reduction and charted the end of the Cold War. Here he reveals what went on behind his decision to enter politics and run for the governorship of California, the speech nominating Barry Goldwater that first made Reagan a national political figure, his race for the presidency, his relations with the members of his own cabinet, and his frustrations with Congress. His narrative is full of insights, from the unseen dangers of Gorbachev's first visit to the United States to Reagan's own personal correspondence with major foreign leaders, as well as his innermost feelings about life in the White House, the assassination attempt, his family§and the enduring love between himself and Mrs. An American Life is a warm, richly detailed, and deeply human book, a brilliant self-portrait, a significant work of history. The item "SIGNED Easton Press AN AMERICAN LIFE Ronald Reagan WITH OAK BOX Fine Condition" is in sale since Wednesday, February 1, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "zedsbooks" and is located in Springfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.