Movie Nights With The Reagans: A Memoir

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The former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan shares a “sentimental but often revealing…enjoyable walk down Memory Lane” (Kirkus Reviews)—told through the movies he watched with the Reagans every week at Camp David.

Over the course of eight years, Mark Weinberg travelled to Camp David with Ronald and Nancy Reagan as they screened movies on Friday and Saturday nights. They watched movies in times of triumph, such as the aftermath of Reagan’s 1984 landslide, and after moments of tragedy, such as the explosion of the Challenger and the shooting of the President and Press Secretary Jim Brady.

Weinberg’s unparalleled access offers a rare glimpse of the Reagans—unscripted, relaxed, unburdened by the world, with no cameras in sight. Each chapter discusses a legendary film, what the Reagans thought of it, and provides warm anecdotes and untold stories about his family and the administration. From Reagan’s pranks on the Secret Service to his thoughts on the parallels between Hollywood and Washington, Weinberg paints a full picture of the president The New Yorker once famously dubbed “The Unknowable.”

A “meander through a simpler time capturing a different time and a different president” (USA TODAY), Movie Nights with the Reagans is a nostalgic journey through the 1980s and its most iconic films, seen through the eyes of one of Hollywood’s former stars: one who was simultaneously transforming the Republican Party, the American economy, and the course of the Cold War. “For those equally enthused about movies and the fortieth president, this book will serve as a welcome change from today’s political climate” (Publishers Weekly).


  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 01 Open

    Duração: 40s
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 02 Introduction

    Duração: 22min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 03 Ch01

    Duração: 19min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 04 Ch02

    Duração: 21min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 05 Ch03

    Duração: 20min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 06 Ch04

    Duração: 19min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 07 Ch05

    Duração: 20min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 08 Ch06

    Duração: 24min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 09 Ch07

    Duração: 18min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 10 Ch08

    Duração: 27min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 11 Ch09

    Duração: 19min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 12 Ch10

    Duração: 16min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 13 Ch11

    Duração: 22min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 14 Ch12

    Duração: 31min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 15 Ch13

    Duração: 23min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 16 Ch14

    Duração: 18min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 17 Ch15

    Duração: 19min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 18 Ch16

    Duração: 17min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 19 Ch17

    Duração: 16min
  • MovieNightsWithTheReagans 20 Epilogue

    Duração: 07min
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