The Age of Reagan by Sean Wilentz audiobook

The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008

By Sean Wilentz
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200134083

  • ISBN: 9798200134076

  • ISBN: 9798200134090

Runtime: 23.00 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz offers a fresh, brilliant chronicle of America's political history since the fall of Nixon. The past thirty-five years have marked an era of conservatism. Although briefly interrupted in the late 1970s and temporarily reversed in the 1990s, a powerful surge from the Right has dominated American politics and government. Wilentz accounts for how an extreme conservative movement once deemed marginal managed to seize power and hold it, and the momentous consequences that followed. Ronald Reagan has been the single most important political figure of this age. Without Reagan, the conservative movement would never have been as successful as it was. In his political persona, as well as his policies, Reagan embodied a new fusion of deeply right-leaning politics with some of the rhetoric and even the spirit of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and of John F. Kennedy's New Frontier. In American political history, there have been a few figures who, for better or worse, have placed their political stamp indelibly on their times. They include Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt—and Ronald Reagan. A conservative hero in a conservative age, Reagan is either so admired by a minority of historians or so disliked by the others that it has been difficult to evaluate his administration with detachment. The Age of Reagan raises profound questions and opens passionate debate about our nation's recent past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wilentz skillfully disentangles the various threads of Reaganism, and traces the long shift in American politics that led to its ascendancy.” San Francisco Chronicle
Eloquent and compelling.... [A] superb account. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Eloquent and compelling…. [A] superb account.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wilentz’s critique compels readers, whatever their political persuasion, to come to grips with the Gipper.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Sean Wilentz

Author Bio: Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz is a professor of American history at Princeton University. He is the author of The Age of Reagan and The Rise of American Democracy, which received the coveted Bancroft Prize. The historian-in-residence for Bob Dylan’s official Website, he has also received a Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary and a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan, Live 1964: The Concert at Philharmonic Hall.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 23.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English