Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - History - 525 pages
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National bestseller: In this brilliantly readable book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the Reagan decade, when America fell from dominant world power to struggling debtor nation and when optimism turned to foreboding. In human terms and living case histories, Haynes Johnson captures the drama and tragedy of an era nurtured by greed and a morality that found virtue in not getting caught.

"It is morning again in America," Reagan's campaign commercials told us, and for too long we embraced that convenient lie. Indeed, the problems that came to plague us in that decade are with us even more today, as Johnson memorably demonstrates in--his afterword, "Notes on an Era," written especially for this new paperback reissue. This book will remain a signature work of political analysis for years to come.
  

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Sleepwalking Through History presents itself as a first-draft history of America in the 1980s. In fact, itís something subtly but significantly different. Haynes Johnson is a political reporter, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Fitz - Goodreads

This was the first political book I ever read. I read it in college doing research for a paper in Intermediate Macroeconomics. We had to choose an era of growth or recession in the post WWII era and ... Read full review

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Hanyes Bonner Johnson was born in 1931 in New York City. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and his Master's in American History from the University of Wisconsin. Johnson served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished national reporting in 1966 for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama and he is widely regarded as one of the nation's top political commentators. Haynes Johnson was the author or editor of a number of books including bestsellers "Sleepwalking Through History", "The Bay of Pigs", "The Landing", and "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election". He died on May 24, 2013; he was 81.

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