A Story of Ronald Reagan
“When Character Was King – A Story of Ronald Reagan,” one of my favorite biographical books, was written by Peggy Noonan, a special assistant and speech writer to President Reagan from 1984 to 1986. After that year, she left Washington for New York to author her first book “What I Saw At The Revolution.” Her articles have appeared inTime, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Forbes, to name only a few. Others have written about Reagan, but Noonan seems to have captured his personality and character better than anyone else in “When Character Was King,” which was first published in 2001.
Who Is Peggy Noonan?
Peggy Noonan was a special assistant and speech writer for Reagan while he was President of the United States, but she was more than that. She’s a best selling author in her own right, on such subjects as politics, religion and culture. Noonan also is a columnist and contributing editor for The Wall Street Journal. She was commentary writer for CBS’ anchorman Dan Rather. Her other activities include adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and consultant on the American TV series “The West Wing.” She is a member of the Manhattan Institute’s Board of Trustees, and one of the founding members of wow0wow.com, along with Liz Smith, Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells Lawrence and Joni Evans.