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The Western White House, 1981-1989
by Peter Hannaford

An intimate portrait of the Western White House - the Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo, in Santa Barbara - written by long-time Reagan friend and associate, Peter Hannaford. Fascinating, often humorous anecdotes and more than 50 color photographs (many rarely seen) tell the story of the ranch: its rich history, how it compares to other Presidential retreats over the last 200 years, and how the Reagans acquired it and made it into a home of their own. Some of the people and events included are a behind-the-scenes look at the campaigns for the presidency; the challenges the ranch posed to the Secret Service; Queen Elizabeth's memorable visit in the pouring rain; visits by foreign counterparts, including Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev; the press's love affair with Santa Barbara; and numerous other accounts that range from dealing with threats to national security to the Thanksgiving Day menu. Hannaford captures Ronald Reagan's larger-than-life persona in every chapter. Index

Presidential Retreats
From 1769 to 1974
The Ranch Search
Elbow Grease
Welcome to Rancho del Cielo
Safe and Sound
Western White House Days
Stop the Presses?
After the White House Years


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Hannaford has had a long career in American politics and public affairs. He is a former Reagan adviser and current senior consultant to APCO Worldwide, a public affairs/strategic communications firm based in Washington DC. In Mr. Reagan's 1976 presidential nomination campaign, Mr. Hannaford was Director of Issues and Research; in the 1980 campaign, he was Senior Communications Advisor to Mr. Reagan. He also served as Assistant to the Governor and Director of Public Affairs for then-Governor Reagan in Sacramento. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles, columns, and essays.

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7 3/8" x 9 1/4"; 150 pages;
32 page color section of over 50 photos;
ISBN: 1-884592-38-4

The Western White House, 1981-1989

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