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Reagan's administrations, 1981-1989

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  • Military Force as an Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy: Intervention in Lebanon, August 1982-February 1984by Ralph Hallenbeck

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 84.00

    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$ 12.00

    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...

  • The Other Eightiesby Bradford Martin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    In this engaging new book, Bradford Martin illuminates a different 1980s than many remember?one whose history has been buried under the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms large in most accounts of the period, encouraging Americans to renounce the activist and liberal politics of the 1960s and ?70s and embrace the... more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 16.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded John F. Kennedy in the wake of his... more...

  • The Education of Ronald Reaganby Thomas W. Evans

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    Based on a newly discovered collection of private papers as well as interviews and corporate documents, Thomas W. Evans links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric-acting as host of its television program, GE Theater, and traveling the country as the company's public-relations envoy-to his conversion to conservatism.... more...

  • Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reaganby James Cooper

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed. more...

  • 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservativeby Paul Kengor

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Perhaps no other president's name is invoked by politicians as much as Ronald Reagan's. Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a "Reagan conservative." But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president?... more...

  • Way Out There In the Blueby Frances FitzGerald

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 35.95

    Way Out There in the Blue is a major work of history by the Pulitzer Prize­winning author of Fire in the Lake. Using the Star Wars missile defense program as a magnifying glass on his presidency, Frances FitzGerald gives us a wholly original portrait of Ronald Reagan, the most puzzling president of the last half of the twentieth century. Reagan's... more...

  • Reagan's Secret Warby Martin Anderson; Annelise Anderson

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 18.00

    On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: ?I will make the decisions.? As Reagan?s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the Cold War. In... more...