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The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 (American History)

The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 (American History)
Author: Sean Wilentz
ISBN 13: 9780060744816
ISBN 10: 60744812
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2009-05-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $17.99

From one of the nation's leading historians comes a powerful reappraisal of American political life in the era after Watergate.

The Barnes & Noble Review

Princeton history professor Sean Wilentz takes no prisoners. He has ranked George W. Bush among the absolute worst presidents and faulted Barack Obama's media supporters as dupes of "instinct" politics; in the 1990s he mixed it up with right-wingers trying to bring down President Clinton. Equally at home commenting on hip trends in music, social criticism, race relations, and current politics, Wilentz combines the reflexes of a street fighter with the formidable apparatus of American scholarship. In this work, which follows on the success of The Rise of American Democracy, his well-received earlier effort to contextualize Jefferson and Jackson in pre–Civil War America, Wilentz attempts to place Ronald Reagan's reinvigoration of the conservative movement and his presidency in the broad sweep of post-Watergate America.