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The Resource The age of Reagan : the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980, Steven F. Hayward

The age of Reagan : the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980, Steven F. Hayward

Label
The age of Reagan : the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980
Title
The age of Reagan
Title remainder
the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980
Statement of responsibility
Steven F. Hayward
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Age of Reagan brings to life the tumultuous decade and a half that preceded Ronald Reagan's ascent to the White House. Based on scores of interviews and years of research, Steven F. Hayward takes us on an engrossing journey through the most politically divisive years the United States has had to endure since the decade before the Civil War. Overseas, we were embroiled in a war we couldn't win; at home our streets had become battlefields; and in Washington, the old liberal order was collapsing under the weight of a long string of failed policies. "It seemed that an era of American optimism and progress had come to a close," Hayward writes. "The concatenation of Vietnam, Watergate, the recurrent energy crisis, the swooning economy, the increasingly disorderly world scene, and the failed presidencies associated with these events robbed Americans of their native optimism for the future." Meanwhile, from out of the West arose a new conservative movement led by Ronald Reagan, a one-time Hollywood actor whose speech in 1964 in support of the doomed candidacy of Barry Goldwater not only electrified a national television audience but also created a political star who would change the course of history. With meticulous detail, Hayward captures an America at war with itself--and an era whose reverberations we feel to this very day. He brings new insight into the profound failure of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the oddly liberal nature of Richard Nixon's administration, the significance of Reagan's years as California's governor, and the sudden-death drama of his near defeat of Gerald Ford in the 1976 Republican primary, the listlessness of Jimmy Carter's leadership, and the political earthquake that was Reagan's victorious presidential campaign in 1980. Provocative, authoritative, and majestic in scope, The Age of Reagan is an unforgettable account of the rebirth and triumph of the American spirit.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayward, Steven F
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.H39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • USA
  • Conservatisme
  • Liberalisme
  • Geschichte 1964-1980
  • Liberalismus
  • Konservativismus
  • USA
  • Conservatisme
  • Libéralisme
  • États-Unis
  • Etats-Unis
Label
The age of Reagan : the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980, Steven F. Hayward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 761-774) 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
The Self-Destruction of Liberalism -- Hinge: The apogee of Liberalism in 1964 -- Wedge: breaking up the American consensus -- Razor: The Great Society and its discontents -- Centrifuge: the loss of control -- Anvil: 1968 -- The Failure of Richard Nixon -- The education of Richard Nixon -- Exhaustion: the shaping of the 1970s -- Watergate and its aftermath -- The Coming of Ronald Reagan -- Detente and its discontents -- The dress rehearsal: Reagan's challenge -- The education of Jimmy Carter -- Malaise -- Nomination -- Reagan's moment
Control code
47667257
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 811 pages
Isbn
9780761513377
Lccn
2001036714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47667257
Label
The age of Reagan : the fall of the old liberal order, 1964-1980, Steven F. Hayward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 761-774) 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
The Self-Destruction of Liberalism -- Hinge: The apogee of Liberalism in 1964 -- Wedge: breaking up the American consensus -- Razor: The Great Society and its discontents -- Centrifuge: the loss of control -- Anvil: 1968 -- The Failure of Richard Nixon -- The education of Richard Nixon -- Exhaustion: the shaping of the 1970s -- Watergate and its aftermath -- The Coming of Ronald Reagan -- Detente and its discontents -- The dress rehearsal: Reagan's challenge -- The education of Jimmy Carter -- Malaise -- Nomination -- Reagan's moment
Control code
47667257
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 811 pages
Isbn
9780761513377
Lccn
2001036714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47667257

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