The Resource Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s, Michael Schaller

Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s, Michael Schaller

Label
Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s
Title
Reckoning with Reagan
Title remainder
America and its president in the 1980s
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schaller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 journalist Theodore White rhapsodized about "Camelot" in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination had a president been spoken of so reverently. Indeed, Reagan seemed to know just what America wanted to hear. In the 1980 campaign, energized by Jimmy Carter's problems, the Republican nominee downplayed his own conservative economic and social ideas to call for a restoration of national strength and pride. Reagan pledged to bring Americans a "little good news" and during the next eight years, through recession and recovery, cold war and detente, success and scandal, he forged a powerful bond with the public. His popularity appeared so unrelated to actual achievements and so undiminished by failure that Colorado Representative Pat Schroeder dubbed him the "teflon president." While much has been written about the Reagan presidency by insiders and journalists, Reckoning with Reagan is the first historian's account of the period, providing a brief but comprehensive and non-polemical overview of what exactly took place while Reagan was in charge. Michael Schaller presents a lively account of the Reagan years, analyzing the origins and consequences of the Reagan administration's domestic and foreign policies, and weighing the former president's great personal and political popularity against the effects of his economic, social, diplomatic, and strategic decisions. Showing how an illusion of national strength, prosperity, and global power was created at a time when these were in fact declining, Schaller discusses all aspects of the Reagan revolution, including Reaganomics, the rise of political Christianity, the drug war, changes in the American family, relations with the Soviet Union, terrorism, and the end of the Cold War. Much more than an account of Reagan the man, Schaller offers us a fascinating evaluation of the Reagan phenomenon, providing an accessible introduction for Americans struggling to understand the illusory and actual impact of the Reagan administration on the 1980s and on years to come
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Schaller, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E876
LC item number
.S29 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidenten
  • Politik
Label
Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s, Michael Schaller
Link
https://archive.org/details/reckoningwithrea00mich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The man on horseback -- The domestic achievement, 1981-1939 -- Rhetoric, reality, and results : the Reagan years at home -- Prophets (profits) of de-regulation -- Tall in the saddle : Reagan and the new Cold War -- The Iran-Contra Affair and the "end" of the Cold War
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780195090499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91038021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24670032
  • (OCoLC)ocm24670032
Label
Reckoning with Reagan : America and its president in the 1980s, Michael Schaller
Link
https://archive.org/details/reckoningwithrea00mich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The man on horseback -- The domestic achievement, 1981-1939 -- Rhetoric, reality, and results : the Reagan years at home -- Prophets (profits) of de-regulation -- Tall in the saddle : Reagan and the new Cold War -- The Iran-Contra Affair and the "end" of the Cold War
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780195090499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91038021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24670032
  • (OCoLC)ocm24670032

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