9780536125439

Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism (Library of American Biography Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780536125439

  • ISBN10:

    0536125430

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Longman is proud to publish the Library of American Biography series, offering ideal reading for introductory and upper-level courses in United States history. These concise biographies focus on individuals whose actions and ideas greatly influenced American history and relate the lives of the subjects to the issues and events of their times.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface vii
Author's Preface ix
Introduction xi
A Midwestern Boyhood
1(14)
Surviving the Great Depression
15(20)
The Making of a Hollywood Star
35(22)
Fighting the Cold War
57(24)
The Shift to Conservatism
81(18)
Entering Politics
99(20)
From Governor to President
119(26)
``Stay the Course'': The Reagan Presidency: 1981--1982
145(26)
The Road to Reelection: The Reagan Presidency: 1983--1984
171(20)
The Reagan Doctrine: The Reagan Presidency: 1985--1986
191(22)
Scandals and Summits: The Reagan Presidency: 1987--1988
213(22)
Legacy
235(22)
Study and Discussion Questions 257(6)
A Note on the Sources 263

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