By Carole Marsh / Gallopade International
Ronald Reagan came from humble beginnings. He loved football, acting, and America. From Hollywood to Washington, D.C., Reagan was loved by millions. He is considered one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses. 12 pages.
|God and Ronald Reagan
By Paul Kengor / Regan Books
In this groundbreaking book, political historian Paul Kengor draws upon President Reagan's legacy of speeches and correspondence, and the memories of those who knew him well, to reveal a man whose Christian faith remained deep and consistent through every stage of his life. But it was in his lifelong battle against communism - first in Hollywood, then on the political stage - that Reagan's Christian beliefs had their most profound effect. Appalled by the religious repression and state-mandated atheism of Bolshevik Marxism, Reagan felt called by a sense of personal mission to confront the USSR. Inspired by influences as diverse as C.S. Lewis, Whittaker Chambers, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, he waged an openly spiritual campaign against communism, insisting that religious freedom was the bedrock of personal liberty. From a church classroom in 1920s Dixon, Illinois, to his triumphant mission to Moscow in 1988, Ronald Reagan was both political leader and spiritual crusader. God and Ronald Reagan deepens immeasurably our understanding of how these twin missions shaped his presidency - and changed the world.