Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism / Edition 2

Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism / Edition 2

by Jules Tygiel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0536125430

ISBN-13: 9780536125439

Pub. Date: 01/16/2006

Publisher: Pearson

Jules Tygiel’s biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the compelling story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to President of the United States. This balanced profile 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

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Jules Tygiel’s biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the compelling story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to President of the United States. This balanced profile 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.

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780536125439
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/16/2006
Series:
Library of American Biography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,101,132
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Editor's & Author's Preface

1. A Midwestern Boyhood.
2. Surviving the Great Depression.
3. The Making of a Hollywood Star.
4. Fighting the Cold War.
5. The Shift to Conservatism.
6. Entering Politics.
7. From Governor to President.
8. “Stay the Course”: The Reagan Presidency: 1981-1982.
9. The Road to Re-election: The Reagan Presidency: 1983-1984.
10. The Reagan Doctrine: The Reagan Presidency: 1985-1986.
11. Scandals and Summits: The Reagan Presidency: 1987-1988.
12. Legacy.

Study & Discussion Questions
Notes on Sources
Index

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