The Resource Reagan's America : innocents at home, Garry Wills

Reagan's America : innocents at home, Garry Wills

Label
Reagan's America : innocents at home
Title
Reagan's America
Title remainder
innocents at home
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Title variation
Reagans America
Title variation remainder
innocents at home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Updated with a new preface by the author, this captivating biography of America's fortieth president recounts Ronald Reagan's life--from his poverty-stricken Illinois childhood to his acting career to his California governorship to his role as commander in chief--and examines the powerful myths surrounding him, many of which he created himself. Praised by some for his sunny optimism and old-fashioned rugged individualism, derided by others for being a politician out of touch with reality, Reagan was both a popular and polarizing figure in the 1980s United States, and continues to fascinate us as a symbol. In Reagan's America, Garry Wills reveals the realities behind Reagan's own descriptions of his idyllic boyhood, as well as the story behind his leadership of the Screen Actors Guild, the role religion played in his thinking, and the facts of his military service. With a wide-ranging and balanced assessment of both the personal and political life of this outsize American icon, the author of such acclaimed works as What Jesus Meant and The Kennedy Imprisonment "elegantly dissects the first U.S. President to come out of Hollywood's dream factory [in] a fascinating biography whose impact is enhanced by techniques of psychological profile and social history" (Los Angeles Times)
Summary
The author reveals the values and behavior patterns Ronald Reagan brought to his terms as Governor and President
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
210292
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Dewey number
  • 973.9270924
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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innocents at home
Label
Reagan's America : innocents at home, Garry Wills
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=ORM_419479&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781504045414-ORM1251615-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781504045414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Reagan's America : innocents at home, Garry Wills
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=ORM_419479&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781504045414-ORM1251615-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781504045414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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