The Resource Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands

Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands

Label
Reagan : the life
Title
Reagan
Title remainder
the life
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling biographer H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the first full life of Ronald Reagan since his death. Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the twentieth century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty. Reagan sought to restore democracy by bolstering capitalism. In Brands's telling, how Reagan, who voted four times for FDR, engineered a conservative transformation of American politics is both a riveting personal journey and the story of America in the modern era. Brands follows Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him from a troubled childhood in small-town Illinois to become a radio announcer and then the quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. In Hollywood, Reagan edged closer to public service as the president of the Screen Actors' Guild, before a stalled film career led to his unlikely reinvention as the voice of General Electric and a spokesman for corporate America. Reagan follows its subject on his improbable political rise, from the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, to his triumphant election in 1980 as president of the United States. Brands employs archival sources not available to previous biographers and dozens of interviews with surviving members of the administration. The result is an exciting narrative and a fresh understanding of a crucially important president and his era"--
  • "Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the twentieth century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty. Reagan sought to restore democracy by bolstering capitalism. In Brands's telling, how Reagan, who voted four times for FDR, engineered a conservative transformation of American politics is both a riveting personal journey and the story of America in the modern era. Brands follows Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him from a troubled childhood in small-town Illinois to become a radio announcer and then the quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. In Hollywood, Reagan edged closer to public service as the president of the Screen Actors' Guild, before a stalled film career led to his unlikely reinvention as the voice of General Electric and a spokesman for corporate America. Reagan follows its subject on his improbable political rise, from the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, to his triumphant election in 1980 as president of the United States. Brands employs archival sources not available to previous biographers and dozens of interviews with surviving members of the administration. The result is an exciting narrative and a fresh understanding of a crucially important president and his era"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, H. W
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.B73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prairie Idyll: 1911-1934 -- The Golden West: 1935-1962 -- A Time for Choosing: 1962-1980 -- Heroic Dreams: 1980-1983 -- A Worthy Adversary: 1984-1986 -- The Frosty Iceland Air: 1986-1988 -- A Ranch in the Sky: 1989-2004
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385536394
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014038054
  • 1333037
Label
Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prairie Idyll: 1911-1934 -- The Golden West: 1935-1962 -- A Time for Choosing: 1962-1980 -- Heroic Dreams: 1980-1983 -- A Worthy Adversary: 1984-1986 -- The Frosty Iceland Air: 1986-1988 -- A Ranch in the Sky: 1989-2004
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385536394
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014038054
  • 1333037

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