The Reagan Years

The Reagan Years

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Baker & Taylor
A detailed overview of the pivotal years of the Reagan administration looks at the key events, personalities, trends, issues, and policies of Ronald Reagan's presidency, with an A-to-Z encyclopedia that includes some ninety biographical profiles, including James Baker, Margaret Thatcher, and Nancy Reagan, as well as such issues and policies as Reaganomics, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the 1984 campaign and election. Simultaneous.

Facts on File
A comprehensive look into the pivotal years of Ronald Reagan's presidency.

Following a week of mourning in which tens of thousands of admirers paid their respects, former president Ronald Reagan was laid to rest in June 2004. Credited by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher with having "won the cold war," Reagan is best known for his supply-side economics and fiscal policy (dubbed Reaganomics), the Reagan Revolution, and his summits with Mikhail Gorbachev. A beloved president, Reagan left office as the nation was experiencing an unprecedented period of peacetime prosperity.

From relations with the Soviet Union to domestic tax reform, The Reagan Years provides a comprehensive look into Ronald Reagan's presidency. In an easily accessible format, this A-to-Z guide provides approximately 90 biographical entries on the most important people in Reagan's administration and examines the consequential events, policies, and issues of this era.

Biographical entries include:
  • James Baker
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • John Poindexter
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Caspar Weinberger.
Events, policies, and issues discussed include:
  • 1984 re-election
  • 1986 Tax Reform Act
  • Abortion, school prayer, and AIDS policies
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • Reaganomics
  • Response to terrorism
  • Uses of force in Libya, Lebanon, and Grenada.

& Taylor

Presents brief biographies of the men and women who played significant roles in United States politics during the Reagan administration, and includes primary source documents and a chronology of events.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File/Checkmark Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780816062232
Branch Call Number: 973.92709 K759r 2005
Characteristics: vii, 520 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Chidester, Jeffrey L.


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