The Resource Ronald Reagan, Jacob Weisberg ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Sean Wilentz general editors

Ronald Reagan, Jacob Weisberg ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Sean Wilentz general editors

Label
Ronald Reagan
Title
Ronald Reagan
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Weisberg ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Sean Wilentz general editors
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the second half of the twentieth century, no American president defined his political era as did Ronald Reagan. He ushered in an age that extolled smaller government, tax cuts, and strong defense, and to this day politicians of both political parties operate within the parameters of the world he made. His eight years in office from 1981 to 1989 were a time of economic crisis and recovery, a new American assertiveness abroad, and an engagement with the Soviet Union that began in conflict but moved in surprising new directions. Jacob Weisberg provides a bracing portrait of America's fortieth president and the ideas that animated his political career, offering a fresh psychological interpretation and showing that there was more to Reagan than the usual stereotypes. Reagan, he observes, was a staunch conservative but was also unafraid to compromise and cut deals where necessary. And Reagan espoused a firm belief, just as firm as his belief in small government and strong defense, that nuclear weapons were immoral and ought to be eliminated. Weisberg argues that these facets of Reagan were too often ignored in his time but reveal why his presidency turned out to be so consequential. In the years since Reagan left office, he has been cast in marble by the Republican Party and dismissed by the Democrats. Weisberg shows why we need to move past these responses if we wish truly to appreciate his accomplishments and his legacy."--Jacket
  • Ronald Reagan defined his political era, and ushered in an age that extolled smaller government, tax cuts, and strong defense. His eight years in office from 1981 to 1989 were a time of economic crisis and recovery, a new American assertiveness abroad, and an engagement with the Soviet Union that began in conflict but moved in surprising new directions. Weisberg provides a bracing portrait of America's fortieth president and the ideas that animated his political career
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Jacob
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Ronald Reagan, Jacob Weisberg ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Sean Wilentz general editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: surrounded by a wall of light -- Fact and fancy -- Sign before they change their minds -- The only voice for real liberals -- Living better electrically -- I've never played a governor -- You can call it mysticism -- I paid for that microphone -- The present crisis -- I think I made a friend -- The ash-heap of history -- They keep dying on me -- Morning again in America -- Why wait until the year 2000? -- The facts tell me -- Tear down this wall -- Conclusion: that's how I saw it
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780805097276
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911518948
  • 631334
  • (OCoLC)ocn911518948
  • 631334
Label
Ronald Reagan, Jacob Weisberg ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Sean Wilentz general editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: surrounded by a wall of light -- Fact and fancy -- Sign before they change their minds -- The only voice for real liberals -- Living better electrically -- I've never played a governor -- You can call it mysticism -- I paid for that microphone -- The present crisis -- I think I made a friend -- The ash-heap of history -- They keep dying on me -- Morning again in America -- Why wait until the year 2000? -- The facts tell me -- Tear down this wall -- Conclusion: that's how I saw it
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780805097276
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911518948
  • 631334
  • (OCoLC)ocn911518948
  • 631334

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