Reckoning with Reagan : America and Its President in the 1980's
Hollywood tutored Ronald Reagan in the art of illusion. As Michael Schaller reveals in this first concise study of the events and effects of Reagan's presidency, he managed to maintain a show of national strength, prosperity, and global power at a time when all were in fact in decline. Analyzing how it affected and reflected 1980s America, Schaller covers all aspects of the Reagan Revolution, including Reagonomics, the rise of political Christianity, immigration, the courts, Third World interventions, terrorism, and the ending of the Cold War. He concludes with a look at the legacy Reagan bequeathed to his Vice-President, George Bush.
- Hardback | 205 pages
- 162.56 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
- 07 May 1992
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Michael Schaller
About the Author: Michael Schaller is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. He is the author of a number of books, including Douglas MacArthur: The Far Eastern General, The American Occupation of Japan: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia, and The United States and China in the Twentieth Century.