"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become."
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."
"Governments' first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
"Wow Mom! Who said all of that? I wish HE was president!" said my 12 year old.
"Well kids, those words were spoken by former President Ronald Reagan.", I replied.
"WOW!" remarked my 14, 12 and 9 year olds.
The Remarkable Ronald Reagan takes your young reader through our 40th President's youth, career, and family life right up to the White House years. Author Susan Allen has done a fabulous job of capturing Reagan's character: steadfast, charismatic and perserverant. And also showing that he was a President after the Founding Father's hearts.
Though this book is written for 3-4th graders, it is interesting and well received by ALL ages. Also included is a timeline of "Highlights from a Life Well-Lived", personal letters and more quotes!
Though he wasn't a perfect man, nor his presidency flawless, Ronald Reagan really understood the foundation on which this country was birthed and gave himself to uphold that conviction. It comes through loud and clear in this biographical gem!
As one who lived through the Reagan years, I still get goose bumps when I hear , "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
And you can enter to win a copy of this book for your own! Just leave me a comment about Ronald Reagan to enter! Winner will be chosen at random on 6/27/13 and has 72 hours to respond to winning notification email with their physical address. This book will be mailed directly from publisher.
I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review as a part of the TLC Book Tour.