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The Resource Reagan : the life, by H.W. Brands, (large print)

Reagan : the life, by H.W. Brands, (large print)

Label
Reagan : the life
Title
Reagan
Title remainder
the life
Statement of responsibility
by H.W. Brands
Creator
Author
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, H. W
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.B73 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Large type books
Label
Reagan : the life, by H.W. Brands, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Control code
ocn912508072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1181 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483799
Lccn
2015025257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)912508072
Label
Reagan : the life, by H.W. Brands, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Control code
ocn912508072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1181 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483799
Lccn
2015025257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)912508072

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