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Reagan as President

Contemporary Views of the Man, His Politics, and His Policies

Paul Boyer

Ronald Reagan brought a new ideology and a new spirit to the American presidency, qualities which made him the most controversial President since FDR and which surely will stamp his administration as “the Reagan era.” This collection of almost a hundred articles and essays, edited with commentary by Paul Boyer, explores Reagan's domestic programs and foreign policies, focusing on the major public issues and controversies of the period. The President himself—his personality, his foibles, his presidential style—is also debated. The contributors range from Garry Wills and Donald Regan to James J. Kilpatrick and William F. Buckley, Jr. The result is an incomparable perspective on the Reagan presidency and a harvest of reading that is richly evocative of a lively and seminal era in American history. « less more »
Ivan R. Dee
Pages: 284Size: 5 3/4 x 8 1/2
978-0-929587-28-8 • Paperback • April 1990 • $18.95 • (£12.95)
Paul Boyer is the Merle Curti Professor of history and a senior member of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. His other books include By the Bomb's Early Light, a widely praised study of American thought and culture at the dawn of the nuclear age.
Insightful and informative...a valuable primer and text for making an assessment of the Reagan Era.
Arthur Howe; The Capital Times

Lucid and well-balanced...a valuable collection.
Academic Library Book Review

Unabashedly thought-provoking...This is Reagan in the large, as history will come to judge him.
The Book Reader

An excellent selection.
Kliatt Magazine