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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$ 29.99

    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...

  • Prepared for the Worstby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Christopher Hitchens is widely recognized as having been one of the liveliest and most influential of contemporary political analysts. Prepared for the Worst is a collection of the best of his essays of the 1980s published on both sides of the Atlantic. These essays confirmed his reputation as a bold commentator combining intellectual tenacity... more...

  • Reagan's Path to Victoryby Kiron K. Skinner; Annelise Anderson; Martin Anderson; George P. Shultz

    Free Press 2004; US$ 24.99

    In the last years of Ronald Reagan's life, his voluminous writings on politics, policy, and people finally emerged and offered a Rosetta stone by which to understand him. From 1975 to 1979, in particular, he delivered more than 1,000 radio addresses, of which he wrote at least 680 himself. When drafts of his addresses were first discovered, and a selection... more...

  • The United States since 1980by Dean Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    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 PointsĂłActual 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 26.00

    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 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$ 11.20

    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...