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Overview In a portrait of a fifty-year marriage, a collection of letters between Nancy and Ronald Reagan allows a glimpse into their lives and illustrates the deep love and compassion they have for each other. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Publishers Description No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was—traveling to make movies, at the White House, or sometimes just across the room—Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through these extraordinary letters and reflections, the private character and life of an American president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan reflects with love and insight on the letters, on her husband, and on the many phases of their life together. A love story spanning half a century and the private life of this classic American couple come vividly alive in this rare and inspiring book.
“I love you, Ronnie...will move, charm, and cheer...revealing Reagan the man.” —The Washington Post
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were America's president and first lady from 1981 to 1989.
Nancy Reagan was born in New York, was raised in Chicago, and attended Smith College. During the summers before graduation, she worked in summer-stock theater productions. In New York, she appeared on Broadway, including in Lute Song with Mary Martin. She was signed by MGM, and she made eight motion pictures for the studio before leaving to marry Ronald Reagan. She is the author of a memoir, My Turn.
Dear St. Valentine,
I'm writing to you about a beautiful young lady who has been in this household for 25 years now—come March 4.
I have a request to make of you but before doing so feel you should know more about her. For one thing she has 2 hearts—her own and mine. I'm not complaining. I gave her mine willingingly, and like it right where it is. Her name is Nancy but for some time now I've called her Mommie and don't believe I could change.
My request of you is—could you on this day whisper in her ear that someone loves her ver much and more and more each day? Also tell her, this "Someone" would run down like a dollar clock without her so she must always stay where she is.
Then tell her if she wants to know who that "Someone" is to just turn her head to the left. I'll be across the room waiting to see if you told her. If you'll do this for me, I'll be very happy knowing that she knows I love her with all my heart.
Thank you, "Someone" Dear Mrs. Reagan
And you are Mrs. Reagan because Mr. Reagan loves you with all his heart. Every time Mr. Reagan sees the evening star or blows out the birthday candles or gets the big end of the wishbone he thinks the same wish—a prayer really—that so much happiness will go on and somehow be deserved by him.
It is true sometimes that Mr. Reagan loses his temper and slams a door but that's because he can't cry or stamp his foot—(he isn't really the type.) But mad or glad Mr. Reagan is head over heels in love with Mrs. Reagan and can't even imagine a world without her—
He loves her
Mr. Reagan Dear Wife,
A few days ago you told me I was angry with you. I tried to explain I was frustrated with myself. But later on I realized that my frustration might have been a touch of self-pity because I'd been going around feeling that you are frequently angry with me.
No more. We are so much "one" that you are as vital to me as my own heart—with one exception; you could never be replaced with a transplant.
Whatever I treasure and enjoy—this home, our ranch, the sight of the sea—all would be without meaning if I didn't have you. I live in a permanent Christmas because God gave me you. As I write this, you are hurrying by—back and forth doing those things only you can do and I get a feeling of warm happiness just watching you. That's why I can't pass you or let you pass me without reaching to touch you. (Except now or you would see what I'm doing.)
I'll write no more because I'm going to catch up with you wherever you are and hold you for a moment.
Merry Christmas Darling—I love you with all my heart.
Dear Mrs. Reagan,
Your loving, faithful devotion has been observed these 19 (some say 20) years. There are no words to describe the happiness you have brought to the Gov. It is no secret that he is the most married man in the world and would be totally lost and desolate without you. It seemed to me you should know this and be aware of how essential you are in this man's life. By his own admission, he is completely in love with you and happier than even a Gov. deserves.
With Love & Appreciation
—Your In Luv Guv.
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Studio: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 26, 2002
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 0375760512 ISBN13 9780375760518
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More About Nancy Reagan
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were America's president and first lady from 1981 to 1989. Nancy Reagan was born in New York, was raised in Chicago, and attended Smith College. During the summers before graduation, she worked in summer-stock theater productions. In New York, she appeared on Broadway, including in Lute Song with Mary Martin. She was signed by MGM, and she made eight motion pictures for the studio before leaving to marry Ronald Reagan. She is the author of a memoir, My Turn. From the Hardcover edition.
Nancy Reagan currently resides in the state of California. Nancy Reagan was born in 1923.
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Inspirational and Touching Aug 17, 2007
This book was truly touching to say the least!!!!! It blew my mind away. The simple fact is, in these times, it is a RARE commodity to see a truly LOVING and LONG LASTING relationship!!!
This book truly inspired me! Nancy and Ronald both loved each other genuinely and God Bless her for sharing something so personal and private to the world!!
If only we could all be loved this way May 27, 2007
I loved reading this book! Afterwards I gave it to my mom to read. The love between Nancy and Ronald will leave you breathless. As their lives move on Ronald always still writes to his love Nancy. Maybe he knew he would leave her one day and wanted her to have a reminder of the man he was.....beautiful letters.....from a beautiful man!
Thank You Apr 3, 2007
What a great book to read. I knew there were some men out there that could be so open about their feelings. Lucky you Mrs. Regan.
Ronnie Loves Nancy Feb 13, 2007
The book was everything that I had hoped it would be. The warmth and intimacy of their relationship shone through in these wonderful, personal, heartwarming letters. In todays world, where expressions of love and tenderness are frowned upon by many, this book shines through like a beacon in the darkness. It exposes the beauty and tenderness of true love between these two exceptional human beings. It shows how a truly sincere marital relationship can endure and thrive even in these times. Thank you Mrs. Reagan for allowing us to enter into the beautiful world of yours and the Presidents. Your book can will certainly help all married couples who read it to strengthen their own relationships.
Beautiful Love Story Nov 19, 2006
Regardless of your political ideologies this book will warm your heart. It is an easy read, but one you will cherish, and always keep near your bedside. At a time when the divorce rate is so high, and many families are so miserable it's wonderful to look at a President who cherished his wife, and a wife who truly felt cherished. In a society where everything is sexualized, it's nice to stop and read about something with so much depth, intensity and commitment. Beautiful...