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President Reagan : the role of a lifetime

Author: Lou Cannon
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Public Affairs edView all editions and formats
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"Updated with recent assessments from many quarters, including the comments of former U.S. and Soviet diplomats, Nancy Reagan, and former independent counsel Lawrence Walsh, this masterwork probes the achievements and failures of the Reagan presidency with critical detachment. It examines the reasons for his political success, explains his economic policies, and exposes the roots of the Iran-contra scandal. Above  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biographies
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Cannon
ISBN: 1891620916 9781891620911
OCLC Number: 42952587
Notes: Originally published: New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1991. With new introd.
Description: xvii, 883 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Back to the future --
A Reagan portrait --
The acting politician --
The acting president --
Offstage influences --
Heroic dreams --
Halcyon days --
Kidding on the square --
Hail to the Chief --
Passive President --
The loner --
Staying the course --
Focus of evil --
Freedom fighters --
Lost in Lebanon --
An actor abroad --
Morning again in America --
Turning point --
Darkness at noon --
Struggles at twilight --
The new era --
Visions and legacies.
Responsibility: Lou Cannon.
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