Reagan's First Four Years

A New Beginning?


Author: John David Lees,Michael Turner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025402

Category: Presidents

Page: 264

View: 6047

Exit with Honor

The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan


Author: William E. Pemberton

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765631558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8158

Few presidents have sparked as much interest in recent years as Ronald Reagan, already the subject of a large number of biographies and specialized studies. This concise biography, based on the latest research into the Reagan archives and synthesis of the large memoir literature that has appeared in the past decade, explores the shaping of his values and beliefs during his childhood in the American heartland, his leadership of the American conservative movement, and his successful political career culminating in the first two-term presidency since Dwight Eisenhower. 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 sources.

Reagan and Pinochet


Author: Morris Morley,Chris McGillion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107087635

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 8645

This study examines U.S. policy toward the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile during the 1980s. The authors provide fresh insights into bureaucratic conflicts that were a key feature of the policy-making process and reveal both the achievements and the limits of U.S. influence on Pinochet's regime.

The Essential Ronald Reagan

A Profile in Courage, Justice, and Wisdom


Author: Lee Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

View: 5679

A fascinating new biography of Ronald Reagan offers the first comprehensive political portrait of the man, chronicling the various moves he made politically to gain power, first in California and then as president of the U.S.

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

A Very Political Special Relationship


Author: J. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283661

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 9784

A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed.


The Future of Government


Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476726612

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8758

Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children’s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama’s “regulatory czar” heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store. The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.

Inequity and Intervention

The Federal Budget and Central America


Author: Joshua Cohen,Joel Rogers

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 66

View: 9353

An invaluable pamphlet on U.S. foreign policy in Central America.

Reagan's leadership and the Atlantic Alliance

views from Europe and America


Author: Standing Conference of Atlantic Organizations. Meeting,Johnson Foundation (Racine, Wis.),North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Information Directorate

Publisher: Pergamon Pr

ISBN: 9780080339825

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 1174

I bogen skriver en række internationale eksperter om Reagan-administrationens mange selvstændige initiativer fra de senere år og reaktionerne herpå fra begge sider af Atlanten.

Who's the Boss?

Leadership and Democratic Culture in America


Author: Hans Krabbendam,Wil Verhoeven

Publisher: Vu University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9455

Is the present popularity of leadership studies an echo of the status of the U.S. as the leader of the free world, or is it hype created by smart entrepreneurs? Have current leadership concepts emerged from the democratic environment in America or do they reflect a globalist and timeless approach? How do leadership studies reflect national values, such as individualism and competition, success, commonly associated with American culture? An international group of scholars of American society seeks to answer these questions in this volume. They critically examine the terminology and the explanatory power of various leadership concepts. These essays show that the promises of "good" leadership to protect democratic processes against political and commercial exploitation are often too optimistic. Examples from military academies, state politics, marginal groups, and African American politicians dampen high expectations for new visionary political leadership in the United States.

Reagan, the next four years


Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc

Publisher: Cq Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 5981

Ronald Reagan

Champion of Conservative America


Author: James H. Broussard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136174532

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 2219

Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had embraced conservative views. His presidency saw the longest peacetime prosperity in American history, as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, but also skyrocketing deficits and the Iran-Contra scandal. In the twenty-first century, Reagan’s legacy is both pervasive and contested, with supporters and detractors often divided along partisan lines. Yet Reagan’s own actions did not always fit into partisan boxes. In a clear-eyed and insightful narrative, James H. Broussard cuts through the mythology of both sides to produce a nuanced portrait of Reagan in his historical context. Supported by primary sources and a robust companion website, this concise biography is an ideal intoduction to this fascinating president and the issues that shaped America in the late 20th century. Routledge Historical Americans is a series of short, vibrant biographies that illuminate the lives of Americans who have had an impact on the world. Each book includes a short overview of the person’s life and puts that person into historical context through essential primary documents, written both by the subjects and about them. A series website supports the books, containing extra images and documents, links to further research, and where possible, multi-media sources on the subjects. Perfect for including in any course on American History, the books in the Routledge Historical Americans series show the impact everyday people can have on the course of history.

Rendezvous with Destiny

Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America


Author: Craig Shirley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497636388

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

View: 4913

“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.

Reagan: What Was He Really Like?


Author: Curtis Patrick

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 2092

Behind-the-scenes anecdotes and first-person recollections from forty-nine diverse people illuminate their personal relationships with Ronald Reagan. What was Ronald Reagan like in private? How did he treat his children? How did he handle pressure? This collection of intimate remembrances of the late President’s staffers, colleagues, and friends sheds new light on the life and career of the immortal “Gipper.” See how Reagan used humor to disarm his most ardent critics and tenacious opponents. Marvel at his gift for persuading difficult, almost impossible to deal with legislators. Learn the untold story behind the secret plan hatched by former Air Force Secretary Thomas C. Reed and a handful of dedicated insiders to launch Reagan’s first campaign for president of the United States in 1968. Many of author Curtis Patrick’s interview subjects were members of Reagan’s original 1966 campaign for governor of California. Some came aboard soon after the election and were appointed to fill key positions in the governor’s cabinet and to head up state agencies and departments. For the most part, except in a few cases, these interviewees had never been recorded or published before. “Curtis, I not only like your book; I love it!” —Edwin Meese III, former US attorney general

The Keys to the White House

A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President


Author: Allan J. Lichtman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461644577

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 4365

With The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President, average citizens are giving the pollsters and pundits a run for their money. In this book, prominent political analyst and historian Allan J. Lichtman presents thirteen historical factors, or "keys" (four political, seven performance, and two personality), that determine the outcome of presidential elections. In the chronological, successful application of these keys to every election since 1860—including the 2000 election where Al Gore was predicted to and did indeed win the popular vote, and the 2004 contest for Bush's reelection—Lichtman dispels much of the mystery behind electoral politics and challenges many traditional assumptions. Scholars of the electoral process, their students, and general readers who want to get a head-start on calling Decision 2008 should not miss this book.

High Definition Television

An Annotated Multidisciplinary Bibliography, 1981-1992


Author: James E. Sudalnik,Victoria A. Kuhl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281457

Category: Reference

Page: 347

View: 1215

Concise descriptions of over 1,400 articles direct the researcher to the development and the technological, sociopolitical, and economic implications of high-definition television.

The Reagans

Portrait of a Marriage


Author: Anne Edwards

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466863269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4182

He was an actor, newly divorced, whose controversial tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild was drawing more attention than his film career. She was a contract player at MGM, unmarried and rapidly growing too old to play the starlet. It was time, she decided, to settle down and become Mrs. Somebody Important. So Nancy Davis contrived an introduction to Ronald Reagan, and the Reagans' march into history began. The Reagans is their story, a penetrating portrayal of one of the most powerful couples of the twentieth century. Distinguished biographer Anne Edwards, who wrote the seminal book on Ronald Reagan's budding years, Early Reagan: The Rise to Power, now paints the first in-depth, intimate portrait of the man who became our fortieth president and the woman without whom he might never have reached such heights. It was a dramatic love story from the start: Nancy was always first in Reagan's thoughts, and he was paramount in Nancy's actions. This obsessional love, however, had a darker side for the four Reagan children. Anne Edwards brings the Reagans' dysfunctional family life into sharp focus, along with a fascinating array of supporting players---from Reagan's evangelistic mother, Nelle, to Nancy's adoptive father, Dr. Loyal Davis (said to be "right of Attila the Hun"), as well as Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Barry Goldwater, Gerald Ford, and other key figures in government and entertainment. Few women in the twentieth century had as much power as did Nancy Reagan, and few were so widely mistrusted and disliked. Anne Edwards shows you a side of Nancy that has never before been revealed. As Reagan rose to power as the California governor and then Republican president, Nancy defended her husband's interests with both political opponents and supporters---and then took on the even more difficult battle to maintain her husband's dignity through his descent into Alzheimer's disease. The Reagans is an original and mesmerizing look at a presidential marriage that is every bit as interesting and important as that of John and Abigail Adams or Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

President Ronald Reagan's Initial Actions Project


Author: White House Staff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165939

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

View: 2407

When Ronald Reagan took office, he was facing an economic downturn similar to the one our country is currently experiencing. Key members of Reagan’s staff prepared an Initial Actions Project, which takes every branch of government, including Congress, into consideration, and offers a clear and concise blueprint of how Reagan’s economic policies were achieved. As a model for President Obama, who is dealing with the daunting demands of a nation in turmoil, the significance of this report has never been more timely. History proves that President Reagan’s policies led to economic growth; will President Obama overturn this invaluable legacy? Only time—and history—will tell. Featuring a special Introduction by Arthur B. Laffer, who also worked in the Reagan White House, President Ronald Reagan’s Initial Actions Project puts the IAP action plan in perspective and provides valuable insight into the most important economic issues of our time.