Reagan

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100105840
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470857202
Narrator/s: Stephen Bowlby
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Description

He was the unlikeliest of presidential candidates-dismissed by opponents as a movie actor, a right-winger trying to undo the work of liberals stretching back to Franklin Roosevelt. Yet Ronald Reagan made it to the White House, taking office in a time of economic turmoil, waning prestige abroad, and a general dampening of the American spirit. Reagan's patriotism, wit, and optimism lifted the nation and brought it through several crises. An effective leader who understood the power of words, stagecraft, and symbolism, Reagan was a paradoxical blend of ideology and pragmatism. Even as he increased the tension underlying the Cold War with the Soviet Union, he embarked on a series of summits with Mikhail Gorbachev that helped defuse the arms race. When he left office, prosperity had returned and the Soviet state had collapsed. People around the world still revere him for the dawning of what he called "morning in America." Here is his story.

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Author(s): Brett Harper
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2017

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