Reagan

Reagan

The Life

Book - 2015
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In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan s personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative revolution in American politics and play a crucial role in ending communism in the Soviet Union. Reagan shut down the age of liberalism, Brands shows, and ushered in the age of Reagan, whose defining principles are still powerfully felt today. Reagan follows young Ronald Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him to leave behind small-town Illinois to become first a radio announcer and then that quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. When his acting career stalled, his reinvention as the voice of The General Electric Theater on television made him an unlikely spokesman for corporate America. Then began Reagan s improbable political ascension, starting in the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, and culminating in his election in 1980 as president of the United Sta
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2015
ISBN: 9780385536394
0385536399
Branch Call Number: B R228br2
Characteristics: 805 pages, [16 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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Jun 04, 2015

Ronald Reagan really will go down in history as one of our greatest president's. This is a lengthy biography. However, if you want to sum up Reagan's thoughts on how to run a prosperous country, just watch his interviews with Johnny Carson. He had a common sense, persuasive approach and was a man that could make things happen!

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