The Reagan Revolution: A Brief Insight
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Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 5/3/2011
Sold by: Sterling Publishers
Sales rank: 787,864
Series: A Brief Insight Series
File size: 2 MB
Two decades after Reagan left office, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary his presidency was. This book tackles the controversies and historical mysteries that continue to swirl around his legacy, while providing a look at some of the era’s defining personalities, ideas, and accomplishments. Today, Reagan remains the most influential president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his legacy continues to shape American politics, diplomacy, culture, and economics.
The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
“They called it the Reagan revolution,” Ronald Reagan noted in his Farewell Address. “Well, I’ll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense.”
“In this brief account, Gil Troy captures Ronald Reagan in all his complexity, neatly reconciling the surface contradictions within both his public and private personas. A shrewd and readable analysis of the man and his administration, this is a triumph of interpretive scholarship.”–Alonzo L. Hamby, author of Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman
“Very useful for the casual reader as well as highly flexible for classroom use. It’s hard to imagine another book serving such a function any better than this…Remarkable.” –History News Network
168 pages; 10 maps & halftones; 4-1/2 x 7; ISBN13: 978-0-19-531710-7ISBN10: 0-19-531710-6
About the Author(s)
Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and a Visiting Scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. A frequent media commentator, his writings have appeared in the Washington Post, Newsday, the New York Times Book Review, the National Post, and other publications. He is the author of Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s and Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents.