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Reagan's America : Innocents At Home ((Rev)00 Edition)

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ISBN10: 0140296077
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Ronald Reagan achieved magical accord with the American people, attuning them to his moral vision of a nation made up of optimistic individualists, tough yet God-fearing, blessed with a special destiny. In Reagan's America, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Garry Wills seeks to understand Reagan's appeal through understanding his audience, the Americans who found in him everything they wanted to believe about themselves. An authoritative biography and a fascinating cultural history, Reagan's America reveals how this savvy, charismatic leader restored a nation's fading sense of innocence and faith in itself.

Synopsis:

Now with a new Introduction comes the authoritative, critically acclaimed biography of the beloved president and the nation that made him. Wills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, reveals how this savvy, charismatic leader restored a nation's fading sense of innocence and faith in itself.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-548) and index.

About the Author

Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author of Saint Augustine’s Childhood, Saint Augustine’s Memory, and Saint Augustine’s Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biography Saint Augustine. His other books include “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power, Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Huck Finn's World

Chapter 1: Jack

Chapter 2: Nelle

Chapter 3: Lifeguard

Chapter 4: Eureka

Chapter 5: Strike

Part Two: Pap Finn's World

Chapter 6: Depression

Chapter 7: Gabriel

Chapter 8: G-Men

Chapter 9: "Govment"

Chapter 10: Individualism

Part Three: Radio

Chapter 11: Davenport

Chapter 12: Des Moines

Chapter 13: Journalist

Chapter 14: Sports

Chapter 15: Announcer

Part Four: Movies

Chapter 16: The Charlie Skid

Chapter 17: Chastity Symbols

Chapter 18: War Movies

Chapter 19: Could He Act?

Chapter 20: Costarring

Chapter 21: Being Up

Chapter 22: Hollywood on the Potomac

Part Five: Union Man

Chapter 23: SAG: Actors and the New Deal

Chapter 24: IATSE: Controlling Exhibitors

Chapter 25: CSU: Hot Sets

Chapter 26: HICCASP: G-Men II

Chapter 27: MPIC: Rituals of Clearance

Part Six: Company Man

Chapter 28: MCA: The Deal

Chapter 29: MCA: The Investigation

Chapter 30: GE: The Speech

Chapter 31: BASICO: Behavior Engineering

Chapter 32: Citizen Governor

Chapter 33: Government Man

Chapter 34: Unique Selling Intelligence

Part Seven: State of Grace

Chapter 35: The Sears Interregnum

Chapter 36: War Movies II

Chapter 37: Home Base

Chapter 38: Silver Bullet

Chapter 39: Reaganomics

Chapter 40: Greenfield Village on the Potomac

Chapter 41: Original Sinlessness

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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Hutif, January 21, 2011 (view all comments by Hutif)
A fascinating exploration of what modern America truly means using the life of one of the most revered presidents of the last century as a framework. Gary Wills writes with authority and has thoroughly researched his work. I cannot sufficiently express how much knowledge I have been able to absorb from the pages of this easy-to-read, well referenced, and innumerably valuable work of non fiction.
My only negative comment refers to the quality of the pages the book is printed on, which were rather rough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140296075
Subtitle:
Innocents at Home
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.49x5.54x1.32 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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