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Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history

Author: John P Diggins
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history, says John Patrick Diggins. Yet Reagan, like Lincoln (who was also attacked for decades after his death), deserves to be regarded as one of our three or four greatest presidents. Reagan was far more active a president and far more sophisticated than we ever knew. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald W Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Diggins
ISBN: 9780393060225 0393060225 9780393330922 0393330923
OCLC Number: 74648938
Description: xxii, 493 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The political romantic --
From Huck Finn to film star --
To repent or not to repent : the Communist controversy in Hollywood --
Governor Reagan : the Golden State --
A Reagan revolution, or the end of ideology? --
Neoconservative intellectuals and the Cold War --
Into the heart of darkness : the Reagan doctrine and the Third World --
History as tragedy, history as farce --
Politics, economy, society --
From deterrence to dialogue : how the Cold War ended --
The homeric conclusion --
A coda : Slavery and Communism : Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.
Responsibility: John Patrick Diggins.
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A biography which shows that Ronald Reagan, in his distrust of big government, his pursuit of libertarian ideals and his negotiations with Gorbachev, was an active and sophisticated president.  Read more...

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