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The Reagan era : a history of the 1980s

Author: Douglas C Rossinow
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this concise yet thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music; from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna; from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton; from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas C Rossinow
ISBN: 9780231538657 0231538650 1322571503 9781322571508 0231169884 9780231169882
OCLC Number: 902846570
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The time is now --
The agenda --
Victory on Capitol Hill --
An aggressive foreign policy --
The purge --
1983: the world at the brink --
The high eighties --
Days of fear --
The winner --
Arms and the man --
The crisis --
Strength through peace --
The election of Willie Horton --
The free world --
Top of the heap.
Responsibility: Doug Rossinow.

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A definitive account of the efforts by Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and other conservatives to remake American politics, the American economy, and America's approach to the world in a pivotal  Read more...

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This is one of the best books on the 1980s written to date. Doug Rossinow offers a deeply researched and compelling account of the decade in its many facets: political, economic, cultural, and Read more...

 
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