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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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The Role of a Lifetime, by Lou Cannon


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Click here for 25 full quotes from Ronald Reagan in the book The Role of a Lifetime.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Allowed abortion as CA Gov.; didn’t push pro-life as Pres.
Civil Rights
    Opposed Voting Rights Act of 1965 as “humiliating to South”.
    Promised to appoint a female Justice; O’Connor was the first.
    Supported Bob Jones Univ.’s miscegeny policy, inadvertently.
Crime
    Approved three new prisons and 6% growth in law enforcement.
    Oversaw one execution as CA Gov., supported death penalty.
Drugs
    Fought drugs beyond “Just Say No”.
Education
    Supported school prayer but didn’t push it.
    Targeted Dept. of Education to be abolished, but failed.
Energy & Oil
    Decontrolled oil prices, but didn’t fill oil reserves.
Environment
    Western enviro ethic: pro-development, common-sense.
    Dismissed acid rain proposals as burdensome to industry.
Foreign Policy
    Ignored ICJ ruling against mining Nicaraguan harbors.
    Open door to PRC, but maintain alliance with Taiwan.
Free Trade
    Proposed concept behind NAFTA in 1979.
Government Reform
    Principal mission was government deregulation.
Health Care
    Despite accusations, didn’t much cut Medicare.
    Slow to fight AIDS; focused on prevention.
Homeland Security
    SDI averts biblical prophecy of Armageddon.
Immigration
    Allow free movement of people from Mexico & Canada.
Principles & Values
    Cared more about policies than being “Great Communicator”.
Social Security
    Wanted to privatize retirement, but never had opportunity.
Tax Reform
    Serious on tax simplification; mocked as “secret tax plan”.
Welfare & Poverty
    Championed “workfare” as California Governor.
    Cut back AFDC & other targeted poverty programs.


The above quotations are from The Role of a Lifetime, by Lou Cannon.

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