Ronald Reagan : Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History (Paperback)

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This is a revealing portrait of great character, a book that reveals the 40thpresident to be an exemplar of the truest conservative values--and one of theAmerica's greatest presidents. 13 photographs.


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393330922
SKU 204683506
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393330923
Release Date 2/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.25T
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Annotation In this study of the life and thought of Ronald Reagan, historian John Patrick Diggins traces an arc in Reagan's outlook that runs, over time, from liberal to conservative. He begins with Reagan's years as governor of California, and notes that Reagan's politics were rooted in his identification with the Founding Fathers and his readings of the revolutionary rhetoric of pamphleteers such as Thomas Paine. Without questioning his sincerity, Diggins follows the path from the 1960s Reagan to the later Reagan, who was considered presentable as a nationwide candidate for the Republican party, and finally to the mature Reagan who as president urged Gorbachev to "tear down that wall."
Editors Note A reevaluation of the late fortieth president argues that his accomplishments were marginalized by liberal biases and places Reagan among the nation's greatest leaders, offering insight into the more sophisticated endeavors of his presidency while discussing such topics as his negotiations with Gorbachev, his opposition to foreign interventions, and his distrust of big government. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0493
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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