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The Resource Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history, John Patrick Diggins

Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history, John Patrick Diggins

Label
Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history
Title
Ronald Reagan
Title remainder
fate, freedom, and the making of history
Statement of responsibility
John Patrick Diggins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history, says John Patrick Diggins. Yet Reagan, like Lincoln (who was also attacked for decades after his death), deserves to be regarded as one of our three or four greatest presidents. Reagan was far more active a president and far more sophisticated than we ever knew. His negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev and his opposition to foreign interventions demonstrate that he was not a rigid hawk. And in his pursuit of Emersonian ideals in his distrust of big government, he was the most open-minded libertarian president the country has ever had; combining a reverence for America's hallowed historical traditions with an implacable faith in the limitless opportunities of the future."--Publisher description
Summary
A reevaluation of the late president argues that his accomplishments were marginalized by liberal biases and places Reagan among the nation's greatest leaders, offering insight into the more sophisticated endeavors of his presidency
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
205283
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diggins, John P
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.D54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
973.927 D573r
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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fate, freedom, and the making of history
Label
Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history, John Patrick Diggins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History as tragedy, history as farce
  • Politics, economy, society
  • From deterrence to dialogue : how the Cold War ended
  • The homeric conclusion
  • A coda : Slavery and Communism : Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan
  • Introduction
  • The political romantic
  • From Huck Finn to film star
  • To repent or not to repent : the Communist controversy in Hollywood
  • Governor Reagan : the Golden State
  • A Reagan revolution, or the end of ideology?
  • Neoconservative intellectuals and the Cold War
  • Into the heart of darkness : the Reagan doctrine and the Third World
Control code
ocm74648938
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 493 pages
Isbn
9780393060225
Lccn
2006033974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393060225
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74648938
Label
Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history, John Patrick Diggins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History as tragedy, history as farce
  • Politics, economy, society
  • From deterrence to dialogue : how the Cold War ended
  • The homeric conclusion
  • A coda : Slavery and Communism : Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan
  • Introduction
  • The political romantic
  • From Huck Finn to film star
  • To repent or not to repent : the Communist controversy in Hollywood
  • Governor Reagan : the Golden State
  • A Reagan revolution, or the end of ideology?
  • Neoconservative intellectuals and the Cold War
  • Into the heart of darkness : the Reagan doctrine and the Third World
Control code
ocm74648938
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 493 pages
Isbn
9780393060225
Lccn
2006033974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393060225
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74648938

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