ISBN-10:
1935191934
ISBN-13:
9781935191933
Pub. Date:
01/05/2011
Publisher:
ISI Books
ISBN-10:
1935191934
ISBN-13:
9781935191933
Pub. Date:
01/05/2011
Publisher:
ISI Books
Rendezvous With Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

Rendezvous With Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

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Overview

The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history.



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ISBN-13: 9781935191933
Publisher: ISI Books
Publication date: 01/05/2011
Edition description: 2
Pages: 740
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Craig Shirley is the author of the New York Times bestseller December 1941 and the critically acclaimed Reagan’s Revolution, the first book detailing Reagan’s pivotal 1976 challenge to President Gerald Ford in the Republican primaries. Shirley is also president of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, an influential government relations and marketing firm. A much-sought-after political adviser and commentator, Shirley has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Weekly Standard, among other publications.

George F. Will is a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Washington Post and the bestselling author of One Man’s America.

Newt Gingrich is the former Speaker of the House and the bestselling author of Real Change and Winning the Future.

Table of Contents

Foreword George F. Will XI

Prologue A New Beginning 1

Chapter 1 Exit, Stage Right 12

Chapter 2 Return of the Republicans 29

Chapter 3 Le Malaise 42

Chapter 4 The Front-Walker 65

Chapter 5 The Undiscovered Countryside 76

Chapter 6 The Asterisk Also Rises 95

Chapter 7 Bush Bears Down 110

Chapter 8 Descent into the Maelstrom 122

Chapter 9 Fast Times at Nashua High 140

Chapter 10 Reagan Romps 156

Chapter 11 Under New Management 171

Chapter 12 Ford Tees Off 188

Chapter 13 Now Anderson 205

Chapter 14 Bush's Counteroffensive 219

Chapter 15 Reagan's Democrats 233

Chapter 16 The Appalachian Trail 249

Chapter 17 West of Eden 265

Chapter 18 Winning Is Good 278

Chapter 19 Six Men Out 289

Chapter 20 Coming of Age 300

Chapter 21 The Road to Detroit 312

Chapter 22 Summer in the City 324

Chapter 23 At Center Stage 335

Chapter 24 Motown Madness 349

Chapter 25 Family, Work, Neighborhood, Peace, and Freedom 370

Chapter 26 Horse Latitudes 385

Chapter 27 The Democrats 401

Chapter 28 Corbin 417

Chapter 29 General Quarters 442

Chapter 30 Slouching Towards November 455

Chapter 31 The Torrents of Autumn 470

Chapter 32 Mission from God 485

Chapter 33 Stalled 498

Chapter 34 On Deck 514

Chapter 35 Cleveland 527

Chapter 36 Meltdown 545

Chapter 37 Entrance, Stage Left 559

Epilogue Destiny 584

Author's Note 601

Afterword 615

Notes 619

Bibliography 704

Acknowledgments 719

Index 724

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