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The Resource The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans

The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans

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The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism
Title
The education of Ronald Reagan
Title remainder
the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas W. Evans
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In October 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a televised speech in support of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. "The Speech," as it has come to be known, helped launch Ronald Reagan as a leading force in the American conservative movement. However, less than twenty years earlier, Reagan was a prominent Hollywood liberal, the president of the Screen Actors Guild, and a fervent supporter of FDR and Harry Truman. While many agree that Reagan's anticommunism grew out of his experiences with the Hollywood communists of the late 1940s, the origins of his conservative ideology have remained obscure. Based on a newly discovered collection of private papers as well as interviews and corporate documents, The Education of Ronald Reagan offers new insights into Reagan's ideological development and his political ascendancy. Thomas W. Evans links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric--acting as host of its television program, GE Theater, and traveling the country as the company's public-relations envoy-to his conversion to conservatism. In particular, Evans reveals the profound influence of GE executive Lemuel Boulware, who would become Reagan's political and ideological mentor. Boulware, known for his tough stance against union officials and his innovative corporate strategies to win over workers, championed the core tenets of modern American conservatism-free-market fundamentalism, anticommunism, lower taxes, and limited government. Building on the ideas and influence of Boulware, Reagan would soon begin his rise as a national political figure and an icon of the American conservative movement."--Publisher's website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-
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Evans, Thomas W.
Dewey number
  • 973.927092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.E93 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in contemporary American history
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Conservatism
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-283) 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
Control code
70114409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780231511070
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2006017594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114409
Label
The education of Ronald Reagan : the General Electric years and the untold story of his conversion to conservatism, Thomas W. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-283) 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
Control code
70114409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780231511070
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2006017594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70114409

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