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The Resource Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980, Craig Shirley

Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980, Craig Shirley

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Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980
Title
Reagan rising
Title remainder
the decisive years, 1976-1980
Statement of responsibility
Craig Shirley
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1976, when Ronald Reagan narrowly lost his bid for the GOP presidential nomination to Gerald Ford--his second attempt after 1968--most observers believed Reagan's political career was over. Yet one year later, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan sounded like a new man. He introduced conservatives to a 'New Republican Party, ' one that looked beyond the traditional country club and corporate boardroom base to embrace 'the man and woman in the factories ... the farmer ... the cop on the beat. Our party, ' Reagan said, 'must be the party of the individual. It must not sell out the individual to cater to the group.' Reagan's movement quickly spread, supported by emerging conservative leaders and influential think tanks. Meanwhile, for the first time in modern history, Reagan also began drawing young people to American conservatism. But the former governor's political philosophy wasn't the only thing that was changing. A new man was emerging as well: The angry anti-Communist was evolving into a more reflective, thoughtful, hopeful, and spiritual leader. He championed the individual at home, rejecting containment and dâetente abroad, and advocating for the defeat of Soviet communism, and his appeal crossed party lines. In Reagan Rising, bestselling biographer Craig Shirley tells the story of the decisive years after Reagan's defeat. He takes readers vividly through the changes that Reagan, conservatives, the Republican Party, and the nation as a whole experienced, as well as the struggles and failures of the Carter administration, which would set the stage for Reagan's triumphant emergence. As conservatives seek to redefine their identity after the brutal 2016 presidential campaign, Reagan Rising offers a brighter message, with insight into Reagan's optimistic and unifying philosophy. After Reagan's astonishing rise from the ashes of his lost 1976 presidential bid to his overwhelming victory in 1980, American conservatism--and the nation itself--would never be the same."--Jacket
Summary
Traces the rise of America's 40th President from his political defeat in 1976 to his overwhelming victory in 1980, sharing insights into his considerable achievements and role in the nation's subsequent rise in conservatism
Biography type
individual biography
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10554555
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E877
LC item number
.S55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the decisive years, 1976-1980
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Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980, Craig Shirley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-389) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All by himself -- While we were marching through Georgetown -- Into the wilderness -- The bear in the room -- Canal Zone defense -- Drinking the Kool-Aid -- Reagan on ice -- Bread and circuses -- Up from Carterism -- "Big John" versus "Poppy" -- Georgia versus Georgetown -- Adrift -- Iowa agonistes -- Reagan's Dunkirk -- Sunshine Reaganites -- The politics of politics -- Island of freedom
Control code
ocn951505384
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780062456557
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016048355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)951505384
Label
Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980, Craig Shirley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-389) 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
All by himself -- While we were marching through Georgetown -- Into the wilderness -- The bear in the room -- Canal Zone defense -- Drinking the Kool-Aid -- Reagan on ice -- Bread and circuses -- Up from Carterism -- "Big John" versus "Poppy" -- Georgia versus Georgetown -- Adrift -- Iowa agonistes -- Reagan's Dunkirk -- Sunshine Reaganites -- The politics of politics -- Island of freedom
Control code
ocn951505384
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780062456557
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016048355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)951505384

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