Ronald Reagan

Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684848236
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Ronald Reagan from the Author: Dinesh D'Souza. Explores Reagan's political career, from his role in the California tax revolt to the economic success the United States experienced during his term in office

An American Life

Author: Ronald Reagan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671691988
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An American Life from the Author: Ronald Reagan. The former president relates the story of his public and private life from his modest beginnings in the Midwest, through a distinguished film career, to a second career in politics

The Essential Ronald Reagan

Author: Lee Edwards
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742543751
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The Essential Ronald Reagan from the Author: Lee Edwards. A fascinating new biography of Ronald Reagan offers the first comprehensive political portrait of the man, chronicling the various moves he made politically to gain power, first in California and then as president of the U.S.

Ronald Reagan

Author: Tamara L Britton
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1680775340
Size: 44.11 MB
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Ronald Reagan from the Author: Tamara L Britton. The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each presidents term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Ronald Reagan, beginning with his childhood in Dixon, Illinois. Reagans education at Eureka College and early careers as a radio announcer, actor, and president of the Screen Actors Guild, are discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Reagans military service during World War II and his early career as governor of California. Finally, students will explore key events from President Reagans administration, including his assassination attempt, the Iran-Contra Scandal, the air traffic controller strike, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Ronald Reagan

Author: Libby Hughes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595336582
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Ronald Reagan from the Author: Libby Hughes. Two-year-old Neil Reagan stared at his new brother and squawked, "I wanted a sister, not a loud crying brother!" Little did big brother Neil know that someday his baby brother would become the fortieth president of the United States. In this colorful biography, Libby Hughes chronicles the life of Ronald Wilson Reagan, beginning in the small, remote town of Tampico, Illinois, and ending ninety-three years later at his home in Bel-Air, California. Reagan started his diverse career as an Iowa radio sportscaster and later acted in more than fifty movies. He served as president of the Screen Actor's Guild, won a landslide victory as governor of California, and served two terms as the president of the United States. Ronald Reagan-nicknamed "Dutch"-was a jokester and a storyteller whose straight-talking, Midwestern style attracted the admiration of friends as well as world leaders. Ronald Reagan: From Sports to Movies to Politics will remind you why the Great Communicator became one of America's favorite presidents. "Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts."-Ronald Reagan, fortieth president of the United States

Ronald Reagan The Movie

Author: Michael Rogin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520908994
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Ronald Reagan The Movie from the Author: Michael Rogin. The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters—the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism—are familiar figures in the dream life that so often dominates American political consciousness. What are the meanings and sources of these demons? Why does the American political imagination conjure them up? Michael Rogin answers these questions by examining the American countersubversive tradition.

Ronald Reagan

Author: Michael Benson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822508151
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Ronald Reagan from the Author: Michael Benson. A biography of the fortieth president, who served from 1981to1989.

Ronald Reagan

Author: Michael Schaller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199792798
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Ronald Reagan from the Author: Michael Schaller. In this short biography, Michael Schaller, acclaimed historian of the American political right, offers readers a poignant account of Ronald Reagan's life and achievements, from his small-town upbringing in rural Illinois to his cinematic success in Hollywood, entry into politics as governor of California, and meteoric rise to the White House, where he served for eight years. The polarizing Great Communicator oversaw many developments that changed the face of American politics and life-the Iran-Contra Affair, the establishment of "Reaganomics," the largest military buildup in peacetime US history--and as such remains a figure about whom much is written and much has yet to be discovered. Schaller revisits each of these episodes during and leading up to the Reagan presidency, taking into account the latest scholarship and research. In doing so, he makes clear their significance at the time and in later years. While most presidential biographies approach 1,000 pages, this succinct narrative comes in at just over 100 pages, continuing the tradition of excellence in brevity established by James McPherson's New York Times bestseller Abraham Lincoln and Alan Brinkley's recent short biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Schaller's biography of Ronald Reagan will be available in time to commemorate the centennial of Reagan's birth, an opportune time to reflect on the accomplishments of America's fortieth president.

President Reagan

Author: Richard Reeves
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743282307
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President Reagan from the Author: Richard Reeves. Twenty-five years after Ronald Reagan became president, Richard Reeves has written a surprising and revealing portrait of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. As he did in his bestselling books President Kennedy: Profile of Power and President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Reeves has used newly declassified documents and hundreds of interviews to show a president at work day by day, sometimes minute by minute. President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination is the story of an accomplished politician, a bold, even reckless leader, a gambler, a man who imagined an American past and an American future -- and made them real. He is a man of ideas who changed the world for better or worse, a man who understands that words are often more important than deeds. Reeves shows a man who understands how to be President, who knows that the job is not to manage the government but to lead the nation. In many ways, a quarter of a century later, he is still leading. As his vice president, George H. W. Bush, said after Reagan was shot and hospitalized in 1981: "We will act as if he were here." He is a heroic figure if not always a hero. He did not destroy communism, as his champions claim, but he knew it would self-destruct and hastened the collapse. No small thing. He believed the Soviet Union was evil and he had contempt for the established American policies of containment and détente. Asked about his own Cold War strategy, he answered: "We win. They lose!" Like one of his heroes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, he has become larger than life. As Roosevelt became an icon central to American liberalism, Reagan became the nucleus holding together American conservatism. He is the only president whose name became a political creed, a noun not an adjective: "Reaganism." Reagan's ideas were so old they seemed new. He preached an individualism, inspiring and cruel, that isolated and shamed the halt and the lame. He dumbed-down America, brilliantly blending fact and fiction, transforming political debate into emotion-driven entertainment. He recklessly mortgaged America with uncontrolled military spending, less taxation, and more debt. In focusing on the key moments of the Reagan presidency, Reeves recounts the amazing resiliency of Ronald Reagan, the real "comeback kid." Here is a seventy-year-old man coming back from a near-fatal gunshot wound, from cancer, from the worst recession in American history. Then, in personal despair as his administration was shredded by the lying and secrets of hidden wars and double-dealing, he was able to forge one of history's amazing relationships with the leader of "the Evil Empire." That story is told for the first time using the transcripts of the Reagan-Gorbachev meetings, the climax of an epic story -- as if he were here.

Exit With Honor

Author: William E Pemberton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317470877
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Exit With Honor from the Author: William E Pemberton. Few presidents have sparked as much interest in recent years as Ronald Reagan, already the subject of a large number of biographies and specialized subjects. This biography, based on recent research into the Reagan archives and synthesis of the large memoir literature, explores the shaping of his values and beliefs during his childhood in the American heartland, his leadership of the American conservative movement, and his successful political career culminating in the first two-term presidency since Dwight Eisenhower. Pemberton finds Reagan's personal career and ability to understand and communicate with the American people admirable, but finds many of the long-term effects of his presidency harmful.