Reagan's America: innocents at home

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Doubleday, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages
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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.

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This book gives full credit to the positive role Ronald Reagan's father and mother played in his growing up. Hislo father actually had an initial career in the department store business, it was his ... Read full review

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Many bits of discrete insight obscure elementary nature of overall thesis. Very entertaining and engaging, though. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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HUCK FINNS WORLD
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Jack
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Copyright

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About the author (1987)

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