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The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism

Author: Thomas W Evans
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In October 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a televised speech in support of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. "The Speech," as it has come to be known, helped launch Ronald Reagan as a leading force in the American conservative movement. However, less than twenty years earlier, Reagan was a prominent Hollywood liberal, the president of the Screen Actors Guild, and a fervent supporter of FDR and Harry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Evans
ISBN: 0231138601 9780231138604 0231511078 9780231511070
OCLC Number: 70114409
Description: viii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Background --
A new dealer to the core --
Politics" war by different means --
II: A postgraduate course in political science --
Boulwarism --
The plant tour --
Schools, classes, and trains --
III: An apprenticeship for public life --
The campaign --
Allies --
The speech --
Two unions --
The art of negotiation --
IV: Encouraging an increasing majority of citizens --
The campaign continues --
The presidential bug --
A president's vision.
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Responsibility: Thomas W. Evans.
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Offers insights into Reagan's ideological development and his political ascendancy. This book links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric; acting as host of its  Read more...

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An elegant history of Reagan's 'studies' with General Electric. -- John H. Fund The Wall Street Journal A revelation... Definitely worth reading for those who want to know how Ronald Reagan evolved Read more...

 
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