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Tear down this myth : the right-wing distortion of the Reagan legacy

Author: William Bunch
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press trade paperback edition February 2010View all editions and formats
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Bunch rolls back some of the worst distortions concerning the Reagan myth: that Reagan was one of the most popular modern presidents; that his tax cut caused the bull market of the 1980s; and that he won the Cold War, and examines the Gipper's conservatist legacy as it continues to impact America's political and economic situation.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Bunch
ISBN: 9781416597629 141659762X 9781416597636 1416597638
OCLC Number: 609645206
Description: xviii, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ronald Reagan Boulevard --
A man before myth --
An untaxing burden --
Warrior defused --
Prospero unmasked --
Rolling back Reagan --
Enter the mythmakers --
The great misinterpreter --
Reagan's '08 campaign --
Exorcising Gipper's ghost.
Responsibility: Will Bunch.
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In this provocative book, an award-winning political journalist unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a popular but hugely divisive 1980s president,  Read more...

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""Tear Down This Myth" is as feisty as it is fearless. In it, Will Bunch begins the process, long overdue, of deflating Ronald Reagan's overinflated reputation." -- Andrew J. Bacevich, author of "The Read more...

 
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