Sleepwalking through History: America in the Reagan Years

Sleepwalking through History: America in the Reagan Years

by Haynes Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393029379

ISBN-13: 9780393029376

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In this brilliantly readable book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the Reagan decade, when America fell from dominant world power to struggling debtor nation and when optimism turned to foreboding. In human terms and living case histories, Haynes Johnson captures the drama and tragedy of an era nurtured by greed and a morality that found virtue in not

Overview

In this brilliantly readable book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the Reagan decade, when America fell from dominant world power to struggling debtor nation and when optimism turned to foreboding. In human terms and living case histories, Haynes Johnson captures the drama and tragedy of an era nurtured by greed and a morality that found virtue in not getting caught.

"It is morning again in America," Reagan's campaign commercials told us, and for too long we embraced that convenient lie. Indeed, the problems that came to plague us in that decade are with us even more today, as Johnson memorably demonstrates in—his afterword, "Notes on an Era," written especially for this new paperback reissue. This book will remain a signature work of political analysis for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393029376
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prologue11
Foreword15
Book 1Washington, Jan. 20, 1981
1.The Capital19
2.The Loser24
3.The Winner41
4.The New America52
5.The New Conservatism65
6.The Great Reaction76
7.The Take-over83
8.A New Era93
Book 2America, Jan. 20, 1981
9.The Cabal97
10.Rustbelt116
11.Sunbelt125
12.Capital of Success132
Book 3The Teflon Years
13.Electronic Culture139
14.Myths and Realities153
15.Privatizing168
16.God and Mammon193
17.The Insiders215
18.Deregulation227
19.The Ledger235
20.Secrets245
21.Haven261
22.April Again275
23.On the Hill301
24.The Investigation333
25.Olliemania348
26.Postmortems366
27.Crash372
28.Reckoning387
Book 4America, Jan. 20, 1989
29.Capital of Success411
30.Sunbelt419
31.Rustbelt and Farmbelt424
32.Wall Street431
33.Washington438
Afterword461
Players of the Eighties475
Notes and Sources483
Bibliography491
Acknowledgments501
Index503
About the Author527

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