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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
Title remainder
Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America
Statement of responsibility
William Kleinknecht
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Subject
Genre
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
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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303048
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Kleinknecht, William
Dewey number
973.927
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • City and town life
  • Social values
  • National characteristics, American
  • City and town life
  • Economic policy
  • Ethics
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Social policy
  • Social values
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of ordinary Americans
Label
The man who sold the world : Ronald Reagan and the betrayal of Main Street America, William Kleinknecht
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-297) 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
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
ocn246893612
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781568584102
Lccn
2008041112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(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 (pages 273-297) 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
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
ocn246893612
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781568584102
Lccn
2008041112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)246893612

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