Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

by Robert Dallek
     
 

Few American politicians have enjoyed greater popularity than Ronald Reagan. Humor, charm, good looks, an intuitive feel for national concerns, and an extraordinary ability to speak persuasively to millions of people were major assets. But his fundamental appeal went deeper: a blend of Catholic and Protestant, small-town boy and famous entertainer, Horatio

Overview

Few American politicians have enjoyed greater popularity than Ronald Reagan. Humor, charm, good looks, an intuitive feel for national concerns, and an extraordinary ability to speak persuasively to millions of people were major assets. But his fundamental appeal went deeper: a blend of Catholic and Protestant, small-town boy and famous entertainer, Horatio Alger and P. T. Barnum, traditional moralist and media celebrity, Reagan spoke for old values in current accents.

Robert Dallek presents a sharply drawn, richly detailed portrait of the man and his politics--from his childhood years through the California governorship to the first years of the presidency. It is an essential guide for all observers of the presidential election of 2000, and a starting point for anyone wanting to discover what the Reagan experience really meant.

Editorial Reviews

James Macgregor Burns
We are in desperate need of a better 'fix' on Reagan ... and this is the kind of reasoned, factual, non-polemical book that will attract attention.
James MacGregor Burns
We are in desperate need of a better 'fix' on Reagan ... and this is the kind of reasoned, factual, non-polemical book that will attract attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674779419
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

What People are saying about this

We are in desperate need of a better 'fix' on Reagan ... and this is the kind of reasoned, factual, non-polemical book that will attract attention.
James MacGregor Burns
We are in desperate need of a better 'fix' on Reagan ... and this is the kind of reasoned, factual, non-polemical book that will attract attention.

Meet the Author

Robert Dallek is Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of several books, including a two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson.

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