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Reagan's America Innocents at Home

ISBN-10: 0140296077

ISBN-13: 9780140296075

Edition: 2000

Authors: Garry Wills

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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 9.00" wide x 5.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80. Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, Hubert Humphrey Seminarist at Macalester College, Welch Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University and Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University (1980-88). Wills is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books. Wills is the author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg," which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 and the NEH Presidential Medal, "John Wayne's America," "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" and "The Kennedy Imprisonment." Other awards received by Wills include the National Book Critics Award, the Merle Curti Award of the organization of American Historians, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School, the Harold Washington Book Award and the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, which was for writing and narrating the 1988 "Frontline" documentary "The Candidates."

Introduction
Huck Finn's World
Jack
Nelle
Lifeguard
Eureka
Strike
Pap Finn's World
Depression
Gabriel
G-Men
"Govment"
Individualism
Radio
Davenport
Des Moines
Journalist
Sports
Announcer
Movies
The Charlie Skid
Chastity Symbols
War Movies
Could He Act?
Costarring
Being Up
Hollywood on the Potomac
Union Man
SAG: Actors and the New Deal
IATSE: Controlling Exhibitors
CSU: Hot Sets
HICCASP: G-Men II
MPIC: Rituals of Clearance
Company Man
MCA: The Deal
MCA: The Investigation
GE: The Speech
Basico: Behavior Engineering
Citizen Governor
Government Man
Unique Selling Intelligence
State of Grace
The Sears Interregnum
War Movies II
Home Base
Silver Bullet
Reaganomics
Greenfield Village on the Potomac
Original Sinlessness
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index