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The Resource The education of Ronald Reagan: : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans

The education of Ronald Reagan: : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans

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The education of Ronald Reagan: : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism
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The education of Ronald Reagan:
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the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism
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Thomas W. Evans
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eng
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In October 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a televised speech in support of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. "The Speech," as it has come to be known, helped launch Ronald Reagan as a leading force in the American conservative movement. However, less than twenty years earlier, Reagan was a prominent Hollywood liberal, the president of the Screen Actors Guild, and a fervent supporter of FDR and Harry Truman. While many agree that Reagan's anticommunism grew out of his experiences with the Hollywood communists of the late 1940s, the origins of his conservative ideology have remained obscure. Based on a newly discovered collection of private papers as well as interviews and corporate documents, The Education of Ronald Reagan offers new insights into Reagan's ideological development and his political ascendancy. Thomas W. Evans links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric--acting as host of its television program, GE Theater, and traveling the country as the company's public-relations envoy--to his conversion to conservatism. In particular, Evans reveals the profound influence of GE executive Lemuel Boulware, who would become Reagan's political and ideological mentor. Boulware, known for his tough stance against union officials and his innovative corporate strategies to win over workers, championed the core tenets of modern American conservatism-free-market fundamentalism, anticommunism, lower taxes, and limited government. Building on the ideas and influence of Boulware, Reagan would soon begin his rise as a national political figure and an icon of the American conservative movement
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1930-
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Evans, Thomas W.
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Columbia studies in contemporary American history
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Conservatism
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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The education of Ronald Reagan: : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans
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MWT11860301
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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9780231511070
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11860301
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The education of Ronald Reagan: : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11860301
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231511070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11860301
Specific material designation
remote
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11860301
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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