The Essential Ronald Reagan

A Profile in Courage, Justice, and Wisdom

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Author: Lee Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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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.

Das deutsch-amerikanische Verhältnis unter Helmut Kohl und Ronald Reagan

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Author: Mathias Kunz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364087983X

Category:

Page: 24

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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

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

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Author: Jacob Weisberg

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 0805097287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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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

From Sports to Movies to Politics

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Author: Libby Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595336582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

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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

Ronald Reagan The Movie

And Other Episodes in Political Demonology

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Author: Michael Rogin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908994

Category: History

Page: 480

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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.

Reagan, in His Own Hand

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

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

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320123X

Category: History

Page: 549

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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.

An American Life

The Autobiography

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Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451642681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable. Few presidents have accomplished more, or been so effective in changing the direction of government in ways that are both fundamental and lasting, than Ronald Reagan. Certainly no president has more dramatically raised the American spirit, or done so much to restore national strength and self-confidence. Here, then, is a truly American success story—a great and inspiring one. From modest beginnings as the son of a shoe salesman in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Reagan achieved first a distinguished career in Hollywood and then, as governor of California and as president of the most powerful nation in the world, a career of public service unique in our history. Ronald Reagan’s account of that rise is told here with all the uncompromising candor, modesty, and wit that made him perhaps the most able communicator ever to occupy the White House, and also with the sense of drama of a gifted natural storyteller. He tells us, with warmth and pride, of his early years and of the elements that made him, in later life, a leader of such stubborn integrity, courage, and clear-minded optimism. Reading the account of this childhood, we understand how his parents, struggling to make ends meet despite family problems and the rigors of the Depression, shaped his belief in the virtues of American life—the need to help others, the desire to get ahead and to get things done, the deep trust in the basic goodness, values, and sense of justice of the American people—virtues that few presidents have expressed more eloquently than Ronald Reagan. With absolute authority and a keen eye for the details and the anecdotes that humanize history, Ronald Reagan takes the reader behind the scenes of his extraordinary career, from his first political experiences as president of the Screen Actors Guild (including his first meeting with a beautiful young actress who was later to become Nancy Reagan) to such high points of his presidency as the November 1985 Geneva meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev, during which Reagan invited the Soviet leader outside for a breath of fresh air and then took him off for a walk and a man-to-man chat, without aides, that set the course for arms reduction and charted the end of the Cold War. Here he reveals what went on behind his decision to enter politics and run for the governorship of California, the speech nominating Barry Goldwater that first made Reagan a national political figure, his race for the presidency, his relations with the members of his own cabinet, and his frustrations with Congress. He gives us the details of the great themes and dramatic crises of his eight years in office, from Lebanon to Grenada, from the struggle to achieve arms control to tax reform, from Iran-Contra to the visits abroad that did so much to reestablish the United States in the eyes of the world as a friendly and peaceful power. His narrative is full of insights, from the unseen dangers of Gorbachev’s first visit to the United States to Reagan’s own personal correspondence with major foreign leaders, as well as his innermost feelings about life in the White House, the assassination attempt, his family—and the enduring love between himself and Mrs. Reagan. An American Life is a warm, richly detailed, and deeply human book, a brilliant self-portrait, a significant work of history.

Exit with Honor

The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan

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Author: William E. Pemberton

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765631558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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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.

Ronald Reagan

Young Leader

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Author: Montrew Dunham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439113319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8546

This lively, fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan explores the early years of a boy who would grow up to become known to millions a movie star—and later as America’s fortieth president.

The Last Best Hope

The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan

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Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 163006050X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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From the time he arrived on the political scene in 1964 – throughout his presidency and beyond, Ronald Reagan – used his speeches to inspire and reinvigorate America. When he spoke, Reagan, said, he was “preaching a sermon.” The American people saw his vision of America and his dreams for the future and they overwhelmingly responded; he was re-elected in 984 by the largest number of electoral votes in the nation’s history. Here in this collection of twenty-eight speeches spanning the Reagan era, readers can find inspiration in Reagan’s “sermons.” From his first speech in the political arena in 1964 to his Last Letter to America, informing Americans of his Alzheimer’s disease, Ronald Regan’s words show a profound belief in God, freedom, individualism, limited government, and his great love for his country. In addition to an introduction by Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan, each speech features an informative introduction which puts the speech into historical context, making The Last Best Hope the perfect entrée into the influence of one of the major figures of the 20th century.

Die US-Präsidentschaftswahl von Ronald Reagan 1980 im Spiegel ausgewählter Schweizer Zeitungen

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Author: Jonas Morgenthaler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638817857

Category:

Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Printmedien, Presse, Note: keine, Universite de Fribourg - Universitat Freiburg (Schweiz) (Zeitgeschichte), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Am 4. November 1980 gewinnt Ronald Reagan die Prasidentschaftswahl in den USA gegen den amtierenden Prasidenten Jimmy Carter. Die Inauguration findet am 20. Januar 1981 statt. Ich werde in dieser Arbeit versuchen, die Berichterstattung zu diesem Ereignis in verschiedenen Schweizer Tageszeitungen und in einer Schweizer Wochenzeitung kritisch zu analysieren. Wie wird berichtet? Welche Stimmen werden dabei berucksichtigt? Ist die Berichterstattung emotional? Wo findet man Meinungen, wo herrscht das Prinzip der moglichst grossen Objektivitat? Gibt es eine einheitliche Stimmung in den analysierten Zeitungen gegenuber dem Wahlsieger? Und welche Argumente werden bei einer eventuellen Kritik der Kandidaten verwendet? Bei den erwahnten Medien handelt es sich um den Tages-Anzeiger, die Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ), die Berner Tagwacht und die Weltwoche . Ich werde also nur Zeitungen aus der deutschen Schweiz analysiert, und auch da ist die Auswahl selektiv und lasst keinen Schluss auf die gesamte Presselandschaft der Deutschschweiz zu. Daher werde ich auch keine umfassende These aufstellen, sondern die Zeitungen einzeln analysieren und nur eine grobkornige Gesamtdarstellung versuchen. Dennoch ist die Zeitungsauswahl nicht zufallig: mit der Wahl von Tages-Anzeiger und NZZ als zwei grossen und damit vielbeachteten Tageszeitungen, der Berner Tagwacht als ein Reprasentant der linksorientierten Parteipresse und der Weltwoche als Wochenzeitung mit mehr Platz fur Analysen soll ein relativ umfassendes Gebiet der Deutschschweizer Presselandschaft abgedeckt werden, welches dennoch den Umfang einer Proseminararbeit nicht sprengt."

The Primetime Presidency of Ronald Reagan

The Era of the Television Presidency

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Author: Robert E. Denton (Jr.)

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275926036

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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Denton examines the mediazation of the U.S. presidency, as exemplified by President Reagan. Specifically, he analyzes the use of television as an instrument of image-making and governing, the role of the media in contemporary politics, the impact of television on presidential politics, and the future of the presidency in the age of television.

Ronald Reagan

40th U. S. President

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Author: Joeming Dunn

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616417188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A pictorial chronology of Ronald Reagan's life, background on his campaign to be president, major influences on the country, and his influence on history.

Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom

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Author: Andrew E. Busch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461642167

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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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.

An American Life

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Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 748

View: 2739

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

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Author: Michael Schaller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 105

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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

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Author: Rosalyn Tucker

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476596131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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

Ronald Reagan

40th US President

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Author: Rosa Boshier

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 162401366X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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Author: Paul Lettow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364555

Category: History

Page: 352

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Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) has puzzled scholars and commentators. Some have claimed that it was a purely political maneuver, while others have explained it as a ruse conjured up by presidential advisers to weaken Soviet resolve. These assumptions, however, fail to acknowledge the depth of Reagan’s involvement in nuclear abolition, and how passionately committed Reagan was to the pursuit of this goal. In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow renders untenable the persistent belief that Reagan was an ideologically shallow figurehead. Reagan’s wish to ban nuclear armament first came to light in 1945, just months after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. While sidestepping political partisanship, Lettow demonstrates that scholars and historians have largely neglected to assess properly the influence of Reagan’s ideal and how it led to one of the most important, if the least understood, of Reagan’s accomplishments. In a narrative that covers the start of Reagan’s presidency and the 1986 Reykjavík summit between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, during which SDI was a defining issue, we see SDI for what it was: a full-on assault against nuclear weapons waged as much through policy as through ideology. While cabinet members and advisers–Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger among them–played significant roles, it was Ronald Reagan, himself who presided over every element, large and small, of this paradigm shift in U.S. diplomacy. Lettow conducted interviews with former Reagan officials–four of his six national security advisers, both of his ambassadors to the USSR, and both of his defense secretaries. He also draws upon the vast body of declassified security documents from the Reagan presidency; much of what he quotes from these documents appears publicly here for the first time. The result is the first major work to apply such evidence to the study of SDI and superpower diplomacy. In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow does not simply add nuance to the existing record; he revises our very understanding of the Reagan presidency. From the Hardcover edition.

Ronald Reagan

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Author: Heather Lehr Wagner,Walter Cronkite

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103085

Category: Presidents

Page: 102

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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.