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Monday, November 18, 2013

"The Remarkable Ronald Reagan"

I suggest that parents who have children in public school look at their textbooks and check the index for the name Ronald Reagan. You might be surprised at the unfavorable way Reagan is treated in school textbooks. A good way to counteract anti-Reagan propaganda is a new book written especially for children by Susan Allen, the former first lady of Virginia. The title is The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief. This book tells the story of a man who worked hard and made all his dreams come true. He was an all-American boy who played football, basketball, and ran track. A strong swimmer, Reagan worked seven summers as a lifeguard to help pay for his college education. Reagan was student body president at his Illinois college. He enjoyed performing on stage and being a leader. When he visited a friend in California, he screen-tested to be in movies and was hired by a studio. His stage name was his real name, which was rather unusual in those days. Reagan made 53 movies and was so popular he was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Reagan served two terms as Governor of California. He was elected President of the United States at a time when the country needed a positive and enthusiastic 100% American leader. As this author describes him, Reagan "always seemed to have the right words to say at the right time" and "he spoke powerfully to unite the nation."

It is important for children to be introduced to Ronald Reagan as he really was and not as he is caricatured in many school textbooks. He was our greatest president of the 20th century. This book is a good antidote to some of the misinformation included in some school text books. The name of this book especially for children is The Remarkable Ronald Reagan by Susan Allen.

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