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Jun 06

The Reagan Diaries

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

During his two terms as 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 - provides a striking insight into one of this nation's most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader.


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 and the power of prayer.  Seldom before has the American public been given access to the unfiltered experiences and opinions of a president in his own words.  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 our nation's history.

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Douglas Brinkley

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Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus Read More