During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this remarkable record-the only daily presidential diary in American history-is available for the first time.
The Reagan Diaries reveals more than just Reagan's political experiences: many entries are concerned with the president's private thoughts and feelings-his love and devotion for Nancy Reagan and their family, his belief in God. To read these diaries-filled with Reagan's trademark wit, sharp intelligence, and humor-is to gain a unique understanding of one of the most beloved occupants of the Oval Office in American history.
Ronald Reagan was Republican, when he was elected the 40th president of the United States in 1981. He became the oldest president elected in the history when he became the Oval Office master. He served two terms as president, from 1981 to 1989.