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"--
Summary
The two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of Traitor to His Class explores the 40th president's indelible role in preserving democracy and shaping present-day America, detailing his early life, improbable rise and presidential achievements
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Biography type
individual biography
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10414766
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Brands, H. W
Dewey number
973.927092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.B73 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Political science
  • Presidents
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the life
Label
Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=14773495-DFAD-4777-97B1-042147616726
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn906829817
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385536400
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14773495-DFAD-4777-97B1-042147616726
Label
Reagan : the life, H.W. Brands
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=14773495-DFAD-4777-97B1-042147616726
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn906829817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385536400
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14773495-DFAD-4777-97B1-042147616726

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