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The Resource The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America, William Kleinknecht

The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America, William Kleinknecht

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The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America
Title
The man who sold the world
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Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America
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William Kleinknecht
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Language
eng
Summary
Since Ronald Reagan left office--and particularly after his death--his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator. This carefully calibrated image is complete fiction, argues journalist William Kleinknecht. The Reagan presidency was epoch-shattering, but not--as his propagandists would have it--because it invigorated private enterprise or made America feel strong again. His real legacy was the dismantling of an eight-decade period of reform in which working people were given an unprecedented sway over our politics, our economy, and our culture. Reagan halted this almost overnight. Kleinknecht explores middle America--starting with Reagan's hometown of Dixon, Illinois--and shows that as the Reagan legend grows, his true legacy continues to decimate middle America.--From publisher description
Summary
Since Ronald Reagan left office--and particularly after his death--his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator. This carefully calibrated image is complete fiction, argues journalist William Kleinknecht. The Reagan presidency was epoch-shattering, but not--as his propagandists would have it--because it invigorated private enterprise or made America feel strong again. His real legacy was the dismantling of an eight-decade period of reform in which working people were given an unprecedented sway over our politics, our economy, and our culture. Reagan halted this almost overnight. Kleinknecht explores middle America--starting with Reagan's hometown of Dixon, Illinois--and shows that as the Reagan legend grows, his true legacy continues to decimate middle America.--From publisher description
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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303048
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.927
Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.K58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of ordinary Americans
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The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America, William Kleinknecht
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index
Contents
Forgotten roots -- Two views of America -- The invasion -- Year zero -- The looting of America -- Merger mania -- The effluvia of commerce -- The spoils of revolution -- The great enabler -- "The man with the badge" -- The second-rate society
Control code
5040582
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781568584102
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041112
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn246893612
  • (OCoLC)246893612
Label
The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America, William Kleinknecht
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index
Contents
Forgotten roots -- Two views of America -- The invasion -- Year zero -- The looting of America -- Merger mania -- The effluvia of commerce -- The spoils of revolution -- The great enabler -- "The man with the badge" -- The second-rate society
Control code
5040582
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781568584102
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041112
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn246893612
  • (OCoLC)246893612

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