Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ABVR - LibraryThing
Sleepwalking Through History presents itself as a first-draft history of America in the 1980s. In fact, it’s something subtly but significantly different. Haynes Johnson is a political reporter, and ... Read full review
Review: Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan YearsUser Review - Don Garvey - Goodreads
Well written history of the 80s. Anyone watching the current beatification of Ronald Reagan should appreciate this injection of reality. Read full review