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Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era

Second Edition

Richard S. Conley

Hardback
eBook
From the vantage point of the 2016 presidential election and the deepening polarization of American politics in recent decades, it is striking how much more distant the Reagan-Bush era of the 1980s and early 1990s seems compared to the years that have actually passed. Whither the Republican Party of yesteryear? Like reincarnated characters from Samuel Beckett’s classic play Waiting for Godot, many disillusioned conservatives in the new millennium continue to search obdurately and in vain for a leader who embodies the acclaimed leadership traits of Ronald Reagan.

This second edition of
Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, events, institutions, policies, and issues. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this era.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 488Size: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-0180-3 • Hardback • March 2017 • $110.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-5381-0181-0 • eBook • March 2017 • $109.99 • (£75.00)
Richard S. Conley is associate professor of political science. He specializes in the Presidency, presidential-congressional relations, and comparative executives and legislatures.
Preface
2. Vetoes of Public Bills Cast by Ronald Reagan, 1981–89
4. President Ronald Reagan’s Public Approval (%), 1981–88
6. President George H. W. Bush and His Administration, 1989–93
8. President George H. W. Bush’s Success Rate in Congress, 1989–92
10. President George H. W. Bush’s Monthly Approval Data (%), 1989–92
Bibliography
Selected Speeches, Inaugural Addresses, and State of the Union Addresses
  1. Ronald Reagan, “A Time for Choosing,” 27 October 1964
  2. Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 20 January 1981
  3. Ronald Reagan, Remarks on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike, 3 August 1981
  4. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 26 January 1982
  5. Ronald Reagan, Address to the British Parliament , 8 June 1982
  6. Ronald Reagan, “Evil Empire” Speech, National Association of Evangelicals (Orlando, FL), 8 March 1983
  7. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 25 January 1984
  8. Ronald Reagan, 40th Anniversary of D-Day, Point du Hoc, Normandy, France, 6 June 1984
  9. Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, 21 January 1985
  10. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 6 February 1985
  11. Ronald Reagan, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 5 May 1985
  12. Ronald Reagan, Address on the Space Shuttle “Challenger,” 28 January 1986
  13. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 4 February 1986
  14. Ronald Reagan, Speech to the Nation on Air Strikes Against Libya, 14 April 1986
  15. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 27 January 1987
  16. Ronald Reagan, Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra, 4 March 1987
  17. Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, 25 January 1988
  18. Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address, 11 January 1989
  19. George H.W. Bush, Inaugural Address, 20 January 1989
  20. George H.W. Bush, Address to the Nation on Panama, 20 December 1989
  21. George H.W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 31 January 1990
  22. George H.W. Bush, Address to the Nation on Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait, 8 August 1990
  23. George H.W. Bush, Address to the Nation on the Budget, 2 October 1990
  24. George H.W. Bush, Address to the Nation on the Invasion of Iraq, 16 January 1991
  25. George H.W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 21 January 1991
  26. George H.W. Bush, Address on t End of the Gulf War, 27 February 1991
  27. George H.W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 28 January 1992
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