'Three Days in Moscow'

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“The question of Reagan’s age and stamina, frequently raised, was often deftly shut down by the man himself.  Sure, he might have dozed off on occasion during long meetings, but he was hardly alone in that; younger heads had nodded at the endless drone of economic figures or national security details. More impactful were his presence of mind, his calm demeanor and his near serenity, even in crises.” Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire.

Not even a looming derecho could keep guests from attending the book launch for Bret Baier at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, DC hosted by Carrie & David Marriott;  Mae & Ande Grennan. “In Bret’s opening chapter of Three Days in Moscow, [he notes] that Reagan kept on his desk in the oval office a [slogan] which read: ‘There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can do it if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.’  Bret I think, is much like Reagan in this sense,” said David Marriott while introducing his friend, “in his humility, his lack of ego and his ability to not only listen to people, but really want to hear what they have to say. And it’s always amazed Cary and me how Bret is able to weave a story told by a guest or a friend during an evening and bring that back into the conversation hours later. His genuine interest and care for others is evidence in his personal and professional life. He will outwork anybody but he isn’t seeking the accolades and I’ve always been impressed by this. He is truly always fair and balanced.”

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