The Age of Reagan

The Age of Reagan

The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980

Book - 2001
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The Age of Reagan brings to life the tumultuous decade and a half that preceded Ronald Reagan's ascent to the White House. Drawing on scores of interviews and years of research, Steven F. Hayward takes us on an engrossing journey through the most politically divisive years the United States has had to endure since the decade before the Civil War.

Hayward captures an America at war with itself--and an era whose reverberations we feel to this very day. He brings new insight into the profound failure of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the oddly liberal nature of Richard Nixon's administration, the significance of Reagan's years as California's governor, the sudden-death drama of his near defeat of Gerald Ford in the 1976 Republican primary, the listlessness of Jimmy Carter's leadership, and the political earthquake that was Reagan's victorious presidential campaign in 1980.

Provocative, authoritative, and majestic in scope, The Age of Reagan is an unforgettable account of the rebirth and triumph of the American spirit.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2001
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780307453693
Characteristics: xxv, 811 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 21, 2018

Outstanding and scholarly work. Worth the time to read if you have any interest in Ronald Reagan, what shaped his political character, and how he influenced the age in which he lived.


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