It has been a full generation since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution. From the beginning, he enjoyed the affection of millions of Americans. At the end of his life, he received what he deserved even more: their respect. What was the wellspring of Ronald Reagan's greatness? Noonan argues that it was Reagan's character--his courage, his honesty, and his almost heroic patience in the face of setbacks--that was the most important element of his success. Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear, as well as new stories from Presidents George W. and George H. W. Bush, Reagan's Secret Service men and White House colleagues, his wife, his daughter, and his close friends, to reveal the true nature of a man seen--even by his opponents--as an important historical figure.