The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980 (Paperback)
The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980
Three Rivers Press (CA), 9780307453693, 811pp.
Publication Date: June 9, 2009
Hayward captures an America at war with itself--and an era whose reverberations we feel to this very day. He brings new insight into the profound failure of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the oddly liberal nature of Richard Nixon's administration, the significance of Reagan's years as California's governor, the sudden-death drama of his near defeat of Gerald Ford in the 1976 Republican primary, the listlessness of Jimmy Carter's leadership, and the political earthquake that was Reagan's victorious presidential campaign in 1980.
Provocative, authoritative, and majestic in scope, The Age of Reagan is an unforgettable account of the rebirth and triumph of the American spirit.
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Praise For The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980…
“Reads at times like a grand historical drama . . . complete with romance and adventure and tragic characters; a thrilling survey of what we might have thought to be familiar history but which appears here quite transformed.”
—Times Literary Supplement
“Excellent . . . [Hayward] acknowledges Mr. Reagan’s sunny personality and ease in public, but he dismisses these as significant factors in his election. What mattered was Mr. Reagan’s unflinching conservatism and strong character, coupled with liberalism’s failures.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Grand and fascinating history . . . goes far toward making the definitive historical case for Reagan’s greatness.”