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Tip and the Gipper : when politics worked

Author: Christopher Matthews
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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This book relates a personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. The author was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America's future and became one of history's most celebrated political pairings: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Matthews, Christopher, 1945- author.
Tip and the Gipper
(DLC) 2013431132
(OCoLC)855794620
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Tip O'Neill; Ronald Reagan; Tip O'Neill; Tip O'Neill; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Matthews
ISBN: 9781451696011 1451696019
OCLC Number: 871232558
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Death of a presidency --
Starting out --
Starring Ronald Reagan --
New kid on the block --
Joining the fight --
The Lord is my shepherd --
Ronald Reagan's journey --
The rise of Tip O'Neill --
Hero --
Fighting season --
Battlefield promotion --
Turning --
Summit --
Partners --
Tip at the top --
Deal --
Lebanon and Grenada --
Victory and survival --
Mikhail Gorbachev --
Hurrah! --
Common ground --
Last battle --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Chris Matthews.

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This book relates a personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. The author was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America's future and became one of history's most celebrated political pairings: the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done. The two leaders fought over the major issues of the day including welfare, taxes, covert military operations, and Social Security, but maintained respect for each other's positions and worked to advance the country rather than obstruct progress.

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"A superb tribute to the neglected art of compromise."

 
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