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Reagan's administrations, 1981-1989

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  • The Enduring Reaganby Charles W. Dunn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 21.95

    A former Sunday school teacher and Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan was an unlikely candidate for president. His charisma, conviction, and leadership earned him the governorship of California, from which he launched his successful bid to become the fortieth president of the United States in 1980. Reagan's political legacy continues to be the standard... more...

  • Transforming Americaby Robert M. Collins

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Robert Collins examines the critical and controversial developments of the 1980s and the unmistakable influence of Ronald Reagan on their making. Portraying the former president as a complex political figure who combined ideological conservatism with political pragmatism, Collins demonstrates how Reagan's policies helped limit the scope of government,... more...

  • President Reaganby Richard Reeves

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 17.00

    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... more...

  • The United States since 1980by Dean Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    This book, first published in 2007, describes the sharp right turn the US has taken following Ronald Reagan's election in 1980. more...

  • Turning Points?Actual and Alternate Historiesby Jeffrey Carlisle; J. Golson

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 85.00

    Turning PointsˇActual and Alternate Histories: The Reagan Era explores a time which saw the rise of the political conservatism that has dominated U.S. politics in recent years, as well as the end of the Cold War that drove American foreign policy for nearly a half century.||What if Jimmy Carter had successfully navigated the energy shortage and the... more...

  • Tear Down This Wallby Romesh Ratnesar

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history. "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate," Reagan said. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!" In this riveting and fast-paced book, Romesh Ratnesar... more...

  • Debating the Reagan Presidencyby John Ehrman; Michael W. Flamm

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 20.99

    The presidency of Ronald Reagan has become a Rorschach Test for politicians and citizens alike. Conservatives see the Reagan era as the high-water mark for their movement, in much the same way that many progressives view FDR's presidency as the pinnacle of liberalism. Liberals maintain that the rosy Reagan legacy is based largely on myth, and that... more...

  • Military Force as an Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policyby RALPH A HALLENBECK

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 165.00

    Although over six years have passed since the Lebanon intervention ended, American leaders appear to be no closer to an appreciation of what went wrong than they were in 1984. Ralph Hallenbeck's authoritative account of the American intervention in Lebanon fills this significant void. His study goes a long way toward explicating those factors that... more...

  • Resisting Reaganby Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    A comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Central America peace movement, Resisting Reagan explains why more than one hundred thousand U.S. citizens marched in the streets, illegally housed refugees, traveled to Central American war zones, committed civil disobedience, and hounded their political representatives to contest the Reagan administration's... more...

  • Rawhide Downby Del Quentin Wilber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened... more...