Peggy Grande | Author of "The President Will See You Now" | The Life and Legacy of President Ronald Reagan
April 27th, 2021
About this Episode
Join Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-hosts of America's Roundtable for a conversation with Peggy Grande, executive assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1989-1999) and author of "The President Will See You Now". Grande, who started in the Office of Ronald Reagan as a college student and earned her way into a coveted role as the president’s Executive Assistant, offers an unparalleled perspective on the post-presidency of a political icon.
We discuss President Ronald Reagan's charachter, the significance of faith in his life and his principled leadership in addressing domestic and foreign policy issues. The conversation also highlights President Ronald Reagan's major legacies in hastening the fall of the Berlin Wall and the special friendship and relationship with Margaret Thatcher and the United Kingdom, respectively.
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In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and powerful insights into one of America’s most beloved presidents. Grande, who started in the Office of Ronald Reagan as a college student and earned her way into a coveted role as the president’s Executive Assistant, offers an unparalleled perspective on the post-presidency of a political icon.
Grande’s stories and never-before-seen photos show a unique, private side to a public figure and leader who reshaped conservatism, ushered in an era of prosperity, and helped spur the end of the Cold War. Grande reveals what day-to-day life was like in Reagan’s California office, including the former president’s relationship with the First Lady and his interactions with friends, world leaders, and everyday Americans.
Grande recounts Reagan’s vigorous schedule for years after he left the White House, his robust engagement with others, and ongoing political advocacy. Despite his eventual Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Grande shows how Ronald Reagan remained true to his core beliefs, his gentlemanly kindness, and his undying hope for his country.
Today the Reagan legacy looms over American politics more than ever. Grande reminds readers why: When Ronald Reagan was president, we not only loved ourselves but also loved America, and the American values he represented: faith, optimism, and patriotism.
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