Preface. Acknowledgments. Prologue: "Great" versus "Greatest" Communicators. 1. The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Meeting Ronald Reagan, 1968. 2. " I Shall Rise and Fight Again": The 1976 Presidential Run. 3. "Are You Better Off...?: The 1980 Landslide. 4. "Do You Know What I Really Want to Be Remembered For?": The White House, 1980--1984. 5. "You Aina t Seen Nothina Yet!": The 1984 Landslide. 6. The Best and Worst of Times: The White House, 1984--1988. 7. Three Goodbyes. Epilogue.
DICK WIRTHLIN masterminded Ronald Reagana s 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Harris Interactive. Wirthlin has appeared on virtually every news and television program, including FOX News, Larry King Live, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. WYNTON C. HALL is an award--winning presidential scholar and speechwriter. His work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Times.