Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism

ISBN-10: 0536125430
ISBN-13: 9780536125439
Edition: 2nd 2007
Authors: Jules Tygiel
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List price: $32.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jules Tygielrsquo;s biography of Ronald Reagan engages students with the compelling story of the man who went from Hollywood actor to President of the United States.nbsp;This balanced biography considers both the accomplishments and failures of Reaganrsquo;s presidency, as well as the contested legacy of his political career even after his death. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatismexamines Reagan both as an individual and in the larger context of the conservative movement.

Jules Tygiel was born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn on March 9, 1949. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in 1969, and went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from U.C.L.A. After teaching at the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia, Tygiel spent thirty years as a professor of American history at San Francisco State University. Known for his baseball scholarship, Tygiel wrote many books on Jackie Robinson and the history of the sport. His best-known work, "Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy," was ranked by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as the fiftieth best sports book of all time. Tygiel contributed to numerous baseball documentaries and appeared on national television and radio shows including Good Morning America, NBC Baseball, PBS, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air. He also published articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers such as the Journal of Sport History, Baseball Research Journal, American Heritage, and the Los Angeles Times. Tygiel's books on subjects other than baseball include "The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks and Scandal in the Roaring Twenties" and "Ronald Reagan and the Rise of American Conservatism." Tygiel married Luise Custer in 1982 and had two sons.

Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
Introduction
A Midwestern Boyhood
Surviving the Great Depression
The Making of a Hollywood Star
Fighting the Cold War
The Shift to Conservatisin
Entering Politics
From Governor to President
"Stay the Course": The Reagan Presidency: 1981-1982
The Road to Reelection: The Reagan Presidency: 1983-1984
The Reagan Doctrine: The Reagan Presidency: 1985-1986
Scandals and Summits: The Reagan Presidency: 1987-1988
Legacy
Study and Discussion Questions
A Note on the Sources
Index

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