An American Life


Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671691988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 748

View: 2845

The former president relates the story of his public and private life from his modest beginnings in the Midwest, through a distinguished film career, to a second career in politics

Ronald Reagan

The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989


Author: Jacob Weisberg

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 0805097287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 892

The conservative icon who reshaped American politics and laid the groundwork for the end of the Cold War 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.

Ronald Reagan The Movie

And Other Episodes in Political Demonology


Author: Michael Rogin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908994

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3673

The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters—the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism—are familiar figures in the dream life that so often dominates American political consciousness. What are the meanings and sources of these demons? Why does the American political imagination conjure them up? Michael Rogin answers these questions by examining the American countersubversive tradition.

Ronald Reagan: A Biography


Author: J. David Woodard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 5662

Ronald Reagan's story reads like a Hollywood script complete with a small-town boyhood, movie stardom, financial success, and unmatched political popularity. This book tells Reagan's true-life tale in an engaging and easily accessible manner. • A timeline of important events in the life of Ronald Reagan • A dozen black-and-white photographs depicting Reagan at various stages of his career • A glossary • An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources

Reagan, in His Own Hand

The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America


Author: Ronald Reagan,Kiron K. Skinner,Annelise Graebner Anderson,Martin Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320123X

Category: History

Page: 549

View: 2036

Presents a collection of annotated documents that reveal how Ronald Reagan served as the intellectual architect of the 1980s prosperity and of the strategy that won the Cold War.

Das deutsch-amerikanische Verhältnis unter Helmut Kohl und Ronald Reagan


Author: Mathias Kunz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364087983X


Page: 24

View: 3163

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - Deutschland - Neuere Geschichte, Note: 2,0, Universitat Potsdam (Historisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Die USA unter Ronald Reagan (1981-1988), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Traditionell besteht zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (USA) und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ein sehr enges und vertrautes Verhaltnis, was auf die Grundungsphase der Bundesrepublik zuruckzufuhren sein durfte, da in dieser Zeit die USA massgeblich am Aufbau der noch jungen demokratischen bundesdeutschen Ordnung beteiligt waren. Dieses enge und vertrauensvolle Bundnis begann jedoch Ende der 1970er Jahre zu brockeln, als die Frage aufkam, ob die Bundesrepublik auch weiterhin ein verlasslicher Partner im Kalten Krieg ware. So titelten beispielsweise einflussreiche Zeitungen zu Beginn der 1980er Jahre Can U.S. still count on West Germany?," Bonn and Washington: From Deterioration to Crisis?" oder auch Two Allies in Trouble" . Doch waren die deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen zu Beginn der 1980er Jahre und wahrend dessen Verlauf tatsachlich derart kritisch zu bewerten?"

Ronald Reagan

From Sports to Movies to Politics


Author: Libby Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595336582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 1368

Two-year-old Neil Reagan stared at his new brother and squawked, "I wanted a sister, not a loud crying brother!" Little did big brother Neil know that someday his baby brother would become the fortieth president of the United States. In this colorful biography, Libby Hughes chronicles the life of Ronald Wilson Reagan, beginning in the small, remote town of Tampico, Illinois, and ending ninety-three years later at his home in Bel-Air, California. Reagan started his diverse career as an Iowa radio sportscaster and later acted in more than fifty movies. He served as president of the Screen Actor's Guild, won a landslide victory as governor of California, and served two terms as the president of the United States. Ronald Reagan-nicknamed "Dutch"-was a jokester and a storyteller whose straight-talking, Midwestern style attracted the admiration of friends as well as world leaders. Ronald Reagan: From Sports to Movies to Politics will remind you why the Great Communicator became one of America's favorite presidents. "Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts."-Ronald Reagan, fortieth president of the United States

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

A Very Political Special Relationship


Author: J. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283661

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 2071

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.

Ronald Reagan - Verkörperung des American Dream


Author: Sabine Krieg

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363881162X


Page: 36

View: 2145

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 2-3, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (Amerika Institut), Veranstaltung: Proseminar 'Conservatism strikes back - The Presidency of Ronald Reagan', 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Chronik Handbuch Amerika von 1998 schreibt in einer kurzen Biographie uber Ronald Reagan im ersten Satz: Reagan betrieb eine umstrittene Wirtschaftspolitik und wandelte sich in der Aussenpolitik vom Antkommunisten zum Verfechter des Friedens mit dem ehemaligen Ostblock..." Haufig wird die Person Ronald Reagan ausschliesslich mit Politik in Verbindung gebracht. Dabei ist es bekannt, dass er vor seinem politischen Aufstieg als Schauspieler in Hollywood mitgewirkt hatte. Seine Tatigkeit im Licht der Scheinwerfer hat deutliche Spuren in seinem politischen Leben hinterlassen; bleibt jedoch oft unbeachtet. Deshalb werde ich im folgenden darauf naher eingehen. Zunachst halte ich es von grosser Bedeutung, zu erfahren, wie der Mensch Ronald Reagan aufgewachsen ist, und was ihn dazu bewegt hat, Schauspieler zu werden. Vom Verlauf einer Kindheit und Erziehung kann sehr vieles im Erwachsenenleben abgeleitet werden. Das erste Kapitel tragt somit zum grundlegenden Verstandnis bei. Die anschliessenden beiden Kapitel stellen den Verlauf seines Lebens dar, und am Schluss gehe ich auf den Menschen Ronald Reagan ein."

Ronald Reagan


Author: Michael Schaller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 105

View: 5648

In this era of polarized politics, the image of President Ronald Reagan stands as a litmus test for party loyalty. To the conservative right, Reagan is the Great Communicator, a venerated icon of independent American spirit who restored national pride and power. To those on the left, he is an amiable dunce who distracted voters with anecdotes while dismantling the government to serve corporate interests. But as Michael Schaller reveals in his eye-opening biography, both extremes fall short of capturing the true essence of this captivating and contradictory man. This succinct, eloquent narrative reveals the dramatic force of the man behind the image. Schaller provides a poignant account of Reagan's struggles and achievements, from his small-town upbringing in rural Illinois, the son of an itinerant alcoholic, to his cinematic success in Hollywood, entry into California politics, and meteoric rise to the White House. Following the path of his life, Schaller illuminates Reagan's appeal to Americans of all regions and backgrounds, highlights his momentous impact on American politics, and describes his determination, once in power, to live up to his firm, long-established beliefs and ideals. A fast-paced, compact narrative filled with fascinating and often surprising details, Ronald Reagan sheds light on Reagan's real accomplishments at home and abroad and what they mean for America today.

Ronald Reagan

The Pictorial Biography


Author: Sarah Gallick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762406500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 7860

Divided into six chapters, this photo journal traces the former president's life, from his childhood in the heartland to his rise in Hollywood through his tenure in office. 130+ photos.

Ronald Reagan and the NCR in the 1980 presidential election – sincere friendship or political calculation?


Author: Moritz Tonk

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640816374

Category: Political Science

Page: 16

View: 1399

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: USA, Note: 1,0, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der öffentlichen Meinung nimmt Ronald Reagan eine ganz besondere Stellung ein: Viele konservative Amerikaner verehren den ehemaligen Schauspieler noch immer als den besten Präsidenten der USA. Ihrer Meinung nach waren sie es, die ihm zu seiner ersten Amtszeit im Weißen Haus verhalfen. Diese Amerikaner, die so genannte New Christian Right, zeichnete sich vor allem durch ultra-konservative Ansichten aus. Doch die historische Forschung hat bisher noch keinen Blick auf die Beziehung der beiden Pole aus der Sicht des Präsidenten genommen, was diese Arbeit nachholt.

Ronald Reagan


Author: Rosalyn Tucker

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476596131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7352

Simple text and photographs present a biography of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States of America. Simultaneous.

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: 500

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.

Ronald Reagan


Author: Heather Lehr Wagner,Walter Cronkite

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103085

Category: Presidents

Page: 102

View: 3585

Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes both the office of the presidency and the individual president's life, highlighting many interesting facts certain to fascinate readers. Dubbed The Great Communicator, Reagan navigated the United States through the Cold War.

Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom


Author: Andrew E. Busch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461642167

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3367

In Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom, Andrew E. Busch goes beyond economic and foreign policies to examine Reagan's understanding of statesmanship. Busch analyzes Reagan's conscious attempt to strengthen the separation of powers, federalism, and traditional rhetoric, and his efforts to revive the notion of limited government in a Constitutional Republic. In this important new study, Busch concludes that Ronald Reagan's politics of freedom—found in his discourse, policy, and coalition-building—achieved significant successes in the 1980s and beyond.

The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan

A History of the End of the Cold War


Author: James Mann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440686399

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7255

A controversial look at Reagan's role in ending the Cold War- from the author of The New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his keen analytical eye on Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union, shedding new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. Drawing on recent interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the U.S.S.R. to a close. Ultimately, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan dispels the facile stereotypes surrounding America's fortieth president in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of an often misunderstood man.

Ronald Reagan

The Politics of Symbolism : with a New Preface


Author: Robert Dallek

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674779419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 4725

Few American politicians have enjoyed greater popularity than Ronald Reagan. Humor, charm, good looks, an intuitive feel for national concerns, and an extraordinary ability to speak persuasively to millions of people were major assets. But his fundamental appeal went deeper: a blend of Catholic and Protestant, small-town boy and famous entertainer, Horatio Alger and P. T. Barnum, traditional moralist and media celebrity, Reagan spoke for old values in current accents. Robert Dallek presents a sharply drawn, richly detailed portrait of the man and his politics--from his childhood years through the California governorship to the first years of the presidency. It is an essential guide for all observers of the presidential election of 2000, and a starting point for anyone wanting to discover what the Reagan experience really meant.

Ronald Reagan

40th US President


Author: Rosa Boshier

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 162401366X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2477

This biography examines the remarkable life of Ronald Reagan using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about ReaganÍs family background, childhood, education, work experience as a radio personality and an actor, and leadership as the governor of California and the fortieth US president. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Reagan Diaries


Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061751943

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 5285

During his two terms as the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this remarkable record—the only daily Presidential diary in American history—is available for the first time. Edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provides a striking insight into one of this nation’s most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader. Whether he was in his White House residence study or aboard Air Force One, each night Reagan wrote about the events of his day, which often included his relationships with other world leaders and the unforgettable moments that defined the era. Seldom before has the American public been given access to the unfiltered experiences and opinions of a President in his own words. To read these diaries—filled with Reagan’s trademark wit, sharp intelligence, and humor—is to gain a unique understanding of one of the most beloved occupants of the Oval Office in our nation’s history.