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The Resource Governor Reagan : his rise to power, Lou Cannon

Governor Reagan : his rise to power, Lou Cannon

Label
Governor Reagan : his rise to power
Title
Governor Reagan
Title remainder
his rise to power
Statement of responsibility
Lou Cannon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ronald Reagan was a fifty-three-year-old movie actor, past president of the Screen Actors Guild, and former host of the television show General Electric Theater when he gave a dramatic nationally televised speech the year before for Barry Goldwater, the Republican presidential nominee. Goldwater lost in a landslide, but the speech had cast Reagan in the new role of potential candidate
  • Already a hero to conservatives, Reagan reached out to moderates when he announced his candidacy for governor in 1966, in a speech that called for reform of the state's tax system and restoration of the California dream. "Our problems are many but our capacity for solving them is limitless," Reagan said."
  • "Though Governor Pat Brown and the state's Democrats underestimated him as a fading star who had been upstaged by a chimpanzee in the film Bedtime for Bonzo, Reagan ultimately defeated Brown by nearly a million votes. Being a candidate came naturally to Reagan, but governing did not and he was at first outmatched by State Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh. Reagan set to work fulfilling his campaign promises of tax relief, cuts in spending, and fixing the "mess at Berkeley," where student protests had turned violent."
  • "After a rock start he took the measure of Unruh and surprised friends and foes alike by agreeing to a huge tax increase in his first term that provided an immense stream of revenue which cushioned Reagan throughout his eight years as governor. He developed an environmental policy that preserved some of California's most scenic valleys and wild rivers, and he signed what was then the nation's most permissive abortion-rights law
  • In his second term Reagan negotiated a landmark welfare-reform bill with Democratic legislators. Throughout, he expressed a vision, determination, and self-deprecating sense of humor that would combine to carry him to the White House."--Jacket
Summary
Focuses on Ronald Reagan's career as governor of California and campaigns for the presidency, including his achievements as governor, rumors of scandal, and road to the White House
Biography type
individual biography
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172275
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cannon, Lou
Dewey number
  • 979.4/053/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Governors
  • California
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Governors
  • Politics and government
  • California
  • Gouverneur
  • Kalifornien
  • Reagan, Ronald
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his rise to power
Label
Governor Reagan : his rise to power, Lou Cannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The rise of Ronald Reagan -- Part 2: Governor Reagan -- Part 3: The pursuit of the Presidency
Control code
ocm52381376
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 579 pages
Isbn
9781586482848
Lccn
2003047053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52381376
Label
Governor Reagan : his rise to power, Lou Cannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The rise of Ronald Reagan -- Part 2: Governor Reagan -- Part 3: The pursuit of the Presidency
Control code
ocm52381376
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 579 pages
Isbn
9781586482848
Lccn
2003047053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52381376

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