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, it’s something subtly but significantly different. Haynes Johnson is a political reporter, and ... Read full review

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Great read. If you worship President Reagan, you will hate this book, but you should read it. Read full review

Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XLI
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Haynes Johnson is the author of Divided We Fall: Gambling with History in the Nineties. He lives in Washington, DC.

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