The Reagan Diaries
Recorded on June 6, 2007
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.