The Reagan Presidency An Actor"s Finest Performance by Wilbur Edel

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  • United States,
  • Politics and government,
  • History - General History,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • United States - 20th Century (1945 to present),
  • 1981-1989,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Reagan, Ronald

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Number of Pages393
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Open LibraryOL9517684M
ISBN 100781801273
ISBN 109780781801270

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Through critical analysis, these essays seek a better understanding of Ronald Reagan, his policies, and his lasting legacy. This balanced and accessible book is ideal for everyone interested in the American presidency, American Government, and U.S.

political theory. Reagan defeated Democratic challenger Walter Mondale in a landslide victory. Much of Reagan's second term was mired in the Iran-Contra scandal in which Reagan was accused of selling arms to Iran to raise money to help the anti-Communists in Nicaragua.

Reagan left the presidency in after George Bush was elected President. Why do you think Ronald Reagan occupies such a warm place in so many American hearts.

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About pages cover the Reagan presidency. Spitz traces here the full arc of the man’s life and career, telling the story of how he leveraged his strengths of personality and clearheadedness. Ronald Reagan (), a former actor and California governor, served as the 40th president from to Raised in small-town Illinois, he became a.

A single book cannot capture Ronald Reagan's life-Reagan himself wrote his autobiography twice. Yet with all the books available about Reagan by historians, journalists, and political aides.

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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. This is the first complete survey of Reagan's life for a general audience, and the first book to make use of the Reagan Library archival s: 1.

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Reagan, in this book and elsewhere, receives too much credit for standing at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and bellowing, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” while George H.W.

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When Ronald Reagan was elected inthe popular belief was that the size of government would be cut and that some of the regulatory excesses of the prior decade would be rolled back.

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Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time.

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