The time of our lives : collected writings / Peggy Noonan.
- Standardized Title:
- Works. Selections (2015)
- First edition.
- New York : Twelve, 2015.
xliv, 445 pages ; 24 cm
- United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Politics and government.
- Witty, incisive, at times prophetic, and always original, this collection offers the best of Peggy Noonan's writing. The book travels the path of her remarkable career, showing how she became one of the most influential voices in America. It begins with an essay about Noonan's motivations as a writer and thinker, followed by a personal talk on the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded and the drafting of the speech Ronald Reagan would soon deliver. Then come chapters such as "People I miss, salutes to Tim Russert, Joan Rivers, Margaret Thatcher, and others; "Making trouble," Noonan's sharpest, funniest, and most critical columns about Democrats and Republicans, the idiocracy of government, and Beltway disconnect; "I just called to say I love you," her writing in the wake of 9-11, and clear-eyed foresight on what lay ahead in terms of war and sacrifice; "The loneliest president since Nixon," racking hope and change as it became disillusionment and disappointment with President Obama; and other sections where Noonan discerns the mood of the country, the melodrama of the historic 2008 election, her battles with the Catholic Church, and lighter meditations on baseball, a snowy afternoon in Brooklyn, and motherhood. Annotated throughout, The Time of our Lives articulates Noonan's conservative vision and provides readers with a majestic portrait of American life.--Adapted from book jacket.
- A lecture
People I miss
As I was telling Kate...
What I told the bishops
I just called to say I love you
What I saw at the evacuation
My beautiful election
The loneliest president since Nixon
A republic, if we can keep it
State of the Union.
- Includes index.
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