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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)

Book Reviews

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Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan
by Edmund Morris

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Click here for 29 full quotes from Ronald Reagan in the book Dutch.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    As CA governor, reluctantly signed Therapeutic Abortion bill.
    Abortion on demand does emotional harm.
Budget & Economy
    Hold taxes & spending down to maintain economic growth.
    Dismisses seriousness of stock market crash.
Foreign Policy
    Consoled Taiwan when Nixon went to China.
    Bergen-Belsen concentration camp: Never again.
    Iran-Contra: maybe authorized it, unknowingly.
Government Reform
    Softened on “Gov’t isn’t the solution; gov’t is the problem”.
Health Care
    Viewed AIDS biblically, like sins of sex & abortion.
    Announces his Alzheimer’s, to promote public understanding.
Homeland Security
    Defense is not a budget issue; do B-1, MX, Trident & Stealth.
    SDI: intercept and destroy ballistic missiles.
    Share SDI instead of MAD.
    Reykjavik: refused to trade SDI for nuclear disarmament.
    Trust but verify: INF cut 1000s of missiles.
    “Evil Empire” speech succeeded where nukes failed to impress.
Principles & Values
    Survives getting shot; an “excellent physical specimen”.
    Political spectrum: up is freedom; down is statism.
    Re-election: Morning in America; ship of state realigned.
    What you see is what you get with Reagan, and nothing more.
    The Shining City is freer, and is left in good hands.
    Seems to lack recognition; but sees people deeply.
    Author Morris is character “Dutch” in Reagan’s bio.
    Kept perfect White House diary, but revealed little of self.
Social Security
    Failed at restructuring system to avoid bankruptcy.
War & Peace
    Protected Israel, but demanded they stop shelling Beirut.
    Invaded Grenada right after Beirut bombing.
Welfare & Poverty
    As CA Governor, opposed AFDC as rewarding lack of work.
    Many homeless choose to be; ACLU fosters homelessness.

The above quotations are from Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan
by Edmund Morris.

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