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Ronald Reagan

Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History

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Ronald Reagan by John Patrick Diggins
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In this bold, revisionist biography, distinguished historian John Patrick Diggins shows that Ronald Reagan, in his distrust of big government, his pursuit of libertarian ideals, and his negotiations with Gorbachev, was a far more active and sophisticated president than we previously knew. Affirming the fortieth president to be an exemplar of the truest conservative values, Diggins "identifies Reagan as the `Emersonian President,' who believed that power is best when it resides in people, not government" (Library Journal).

Author Biography

John Patrick Diggins is the author of The Rise and Fall of the American Left and The Proud Decades: 1941-1960, in addition to biographies of John Adams and Max Weber. He is a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He lives in New York City.
Release date Australia
February 17th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
528
Dimensions
155x234x30
ISBN-13
9780393330922
Product ID
2157078

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