Sleepwalking through History: America in the Reagan Years

Sleepwalking through History: America in the Reagan Years

by Haynes Johnson
     
 

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"Elegant prose, devastating insight and a keen historical perspective."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
National bestseller: 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

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"Elegant prose, devastating insight and a keen historical perspective."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
National bestseller: 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.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer
Elegant prose, devastating insight and a keen historical perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324341
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Edition description:
With a New Afterword
Pages:
525
Sales rank:
1,173,251
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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James A. Michener
We saw it all. Now Haynes Johnson tells us what it meant.

Meet the Author

Haynes Johnson is the author of Divided We Fall: Gambling with History in the Nineties. He lives in Washington, DC.

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