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Ronald Reagan and the triumph of American conservatism

Author: Jules Tygiel
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2006.
Series: Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Jules Tygiel's biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to president of the United States. This balanced biography considers both the accomplishments and failures of Reagan's presidency, as well as the contested legacy of his political career even after his death. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Tygiel
ISBN: 0536125430 9780536125439 032136581X 9780321365811
OCLC Number: 62430758
Description: xvii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: A Midwestern Boyhood --
Surviving the Great Depression --
The Making of a Hollywood Star --
Fighting the Cold War --
The Shift to Conservatism --
Entering Politics --
From Governor to President --
"Stay the Course": The Reagan Presidency: 1981/1982 --
The Road to Reelection: The Reagan Presidency: 1983/1984 --
The Reagan Doctrine: The Reagan Presidency: 1985/1986 --
Scandals and Summits: The Reagan Presidency: 1987/1988 --
Legacy.
Series Title: Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Jules Tygiel.
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"Jules Tygiel's biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to president of the United States. This balanced biography considers both the accomplishments and failures of Reagan's presidency, as well as the contested legacy of his political career even after his death. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism examines Reagan both as an individual and in the larger context of the conservative movement."--Jacket.

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