The Reagan Diaries
Prior to the interview with Professor Brinkley, Archivist Michael Dugan described handling the Ronald Reagan diaries and the process of removing pages containing classified information.
The interviews took place in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Douglas Brinkley talked about the book he edited, The Reagan Diaries, published by HarperCollins. He described how he selected the portions of the diaries for this volume, saying that the complete diaries, minus classified material, will be published in approximately two years. Topics included his choice of subject matter such as foreign policy and economics, and Mrs. Reagan’s part in the project. Mr. Brinkley described what the diary reveals about President Reagan’s relationships with Al Haig, George Shultz, Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill, and others. He also discussed the importance of Reagan’s personality to his success and his desire to be remembered as a peacemaker. He read excerpts from the book.
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Douglas "Doug" Brinkley Professor Tulane University->History Department
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- Michael Duggan Supervisory Archivist Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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