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by Senator Paul Laxalt


Nevada's Paul Laxalt - A Memoir epub

ISBN: 0930083091

ISBN13: 978-0930083090

Author: Senator Paul Laxalt

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Language: English

Publisher: Jack Bacon & Co; First Edition edition (January 2000)

Pages: 393 pages

ePUB book: 1129 kb

FB2 book: 1116 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 655

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Paul Dominique Laxalt (August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018) was an American attorney and politician who was Governor of Nevada from 1967 to 1971 and a United States Senator from 1974 to 1987.

Paul Dominique Laxalt (August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018) was an American attorney and politician who was Governor of Nevada from 1967 to 1971 and a United States Senator from 1974 to 1987. He was one of Ronald Reagan's closest friends in politics. After Reagan was elected President in 1980, many in the national press referred to Laxalt as "The First Friend. He was the older brother of Robert Laxalt, who was a noted and prolific writer. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Nevada's Paul Laxalt book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Senator Laxalt was an important participant in many of the crucial events of the 1980s

Nevada's Paul Laxalt book. Start by marking Nevada's Paul Laxalt: A Memoir as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Senator Laxalt was an important participant in many of the crucial events of the 1980s. His most notable venture was undertaken at the behest of President Reagan when he traveled to the Philippines to urge then-President Ferdinand Marcos to undertake political and military reforms.

Paul D. Laxalt, a former United States senator and governor of Nevada who was chairman of Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns and advised him in the White House as a close friend, died on Monday in McLean, Va. He was 96. His family announced the death.

Autobiography of Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada. After graduating from Carson High School, where he was a star athlete, Laxalt attended Santa Clara University.

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Nevada’s Paul Laxalt – A Memoir. Publisher: Jack Bacon & Co., 2000, 393 pages. Want to Read Already Read. Tags: Nevada's Paul Laxalt - A Memoir, Paul Laxalt. Paul Dominique Laxalt (born August 2, 1922) is an American politician who was Governor of Nevada from 1967 to 1971 More about Paul Laxalt.

LAS VEGAS - Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, . senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. Story Continued Below. The conservative Republican had a storied political career, including a brief run for president in 1987. But he described that bid as the four most miserable months of my life, and in a 2000 interview with The Associated Press said he was happy to be out of politics.

Paul Laxalt and Senator Frank Church Idaho (File photo/Las Vegas . In his 2000 memoir, Nevada’s Paul Laxalt, he wrote that he could never bring himself to lie to a colleague.

Paul Dominique Laxalt, a sheepherder’s son who became Nevada governor, achieved national prominence as a . senator, modernized the state’s gaming industry and helped redefine the Republican Party, died Monday. His death at a health care facility in northern Virginia was announced by the Ferraro Group public relations firm. It made life less complicated, he added in the memoir.

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Paul Laxalt (2 August 1922-6 August 2018) was Governor of Nevada ( R ) from 2 January 1967 to 4 January 1971 (succeeding Grant Sawyer and preceding Mike O'Callaghan.

Paul Laxalt (2 August 1922-6 August 2018) was Governor of Nevada ( R ) from 2 January 1967 to 4 January 1971 (succeeding Grant Sawyer and preceding Mike O'Callaghan ) and a US Senator from Nevada from 18 December 1974 to 3 January 1987 (succeeding Alan Bible and preceding Harry Reid ). Paul Laxalt was born in Reno, Nevada on 2 August 1922, the son of Basque immigrant parants

Autobiography of Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada. Laxalt was Governor of Nevada during the state's transition into corporate gaming. He worked with Howard Hughes and with Governor Ronald Reagan of California. When Reagan became President, Laxalt was known as "the first friend." An excellent memoir full of western history.
This memoir by Paul Laxalt is well-worth reading by those who value a book that is not only well-written, but also substantive. Written in a conversationalistic style, it reads like a good story. It is the story of the evolution of a fascinating life by Laxalt, including his early years growing up in Nevada, his military experiences at the end of World War II, his family (which is rich in Basque character), and the development of the career that Laxalt is most known for, which is politics. Laxalt - in the tradition of his Basque heritage, was a reluctant entrant and a reluctant political figure through much of his career. Prefering the value of a hand-shake and veracity, the behavior & semantics inherent to politics was something that he viewed with skepticsim, yet understood the importance of public service and of the need for change in the political arena. His career spanned a broad spectrum, from D.A. to Lt. Governor to Governor to the U.S. Senate. Setbacks occurred & lessons were learned, which made Laxalt a "seasoned" person in not only Nevada politics, but national politics as well. His governorship of Nevada coincided for 4 years with the neighboring Governor of California - Ronald Reagan. This political relationship turned into a valued personal friendship, resulting in Laxalt often being referred to as the "best friend" of Reagan during his Presidency, and one who Reagan could rely on for honest advice. As opposed to many others who worked close with Reagan, Laxalt remains true to his strong sense of Basque loyalty & writes about Reagan in an insightful manner, while respecting the privacy of a "true friend." This book is valued reading for people interested in varying subjects, including the history of Nevada and the West, contemmporary political history in Nevada and the West, and the rise of Ronald Reagan to the Presidency & his performance in office. As a final note, because of its adroit writing style done in a conversational and story-telling manner makes it a valued read to not only an audience interested in the aforementioned subjects, but also a good book for potential use in college political science classes. It is highly-recommended.
Most political autobiographies seem to be written by the same professional writers--they all sound the same. Not so with this book. It is clear from the start that Senator Laxalt really wrote every page. First, he is willing to admit the mistakes he made over his life--truly rare for an American politician. Second, the writing style is informal and enthusiastic. You know what he likes and thinks. Senator Laxalt had an interesting life. Although one may have doubts in the beginning about how interesting political life in Nevada is, many fascinating stories come from the book--the Senator's complicated relationship with Howard Hughes, how he treated alleged Mafia figures, how he stopped the war between the State's leaders and the FBI, and, of course, his long friendship with Ronald Reagan, who served as the governor California at the same time as Laxalt served as governor of Nevada. For a man from a small State, Laxalt was in the middle of many interesting situations. My only complaint is that he left lots of stories out of the book. At nearly 400 pages, I am sure he felt that he needed to stop, but I would have been interested in learning more about his years in Washington as the best friend of the President. The book is very readable, and it ended all too soon. Hopefully the Senator will write a second book.
Most political autobiographies seem to be written by the same professional writers--they all sound the same. Not so with this book. It is clear from the start that Senator Laxalt really wrote every page. First, he is willing to admit the mistakes he made over his life--truly rare for an American politician. Second, the writing style is informal enthusiastic. You know what he likes and thinks. Senator Laxalt had an interesting life. Although one may have doubts in the beginning about how interesting political life in Nevada is, many fascinating stories come from the book--the Senator's complicated relationship with Howard Hughes, how he treated alleged Mafia figures, how he stopped the war between the State's leaders and the FBI, and, of course, his long friendship with Ronald Reagan, who served as the governor of California at the same time as Laxalt served as governor of Nevada. For a man from a small State, Laxalt was in the middle of many interesting situations. My only complaint is that he left lots of stories out of the book. At nearly 400 pages, I am sure he felt that he needed to stop, but I would have been interested in learning more about his years in Washington as the best friend of the President. The book is very readable, and it ended all too soon. Hopefully the Senator will write a second book.
I have admired Paul Laxalt from afar for many years -- now I know why. His engaging and easily read memoirs will be good going for anyone interested in Nevada, or the Reagan years, or recent American political life.
Following Laxalt from his political roots in Carson City to his role at the pinnacle of American power is fascinating. To me, the author's straightforward humility explains his success and stands in contrast to most of our present leaders. Maybe poise, common sense and a limited self-interest are the ingredients that matter most in our politicians.