By Andrew L. Johns
A spouse to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unparalleled element the occasions, regulations, politics, and other people of Reagan’s management. It assesses the scope and effect of his a variety of careers in the context of the days, delivering wide-ranging insurance of his management, and his legacy.
- Assesses Reagan and his impression at the improvement of the United States based on new documentary facts and engagement with the latest secondary literature
- Offers a mixture of historiographic chapters dedicated to overseas and family coverage, with subject matters built-in thematically and chronologically
- Includes a bit on key figures linked politically and for my part with Reagan
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Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader. Free Press. Evans, T. W. (2006). The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism. Columbia University Press. R eagan ’s Early Years 21 Fitzgerald, F. (2000). Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War. Simon & Schuster. Glad, B. (1989) “Reagan’s Midlife Crisis and the Turn to the Right,” Political Psychology 10: 593–624. Horne, G. (2001).
Reagan helped to funnel SAG’s support to IATSE, led in Hollywood by the anticommunist Roy Brewer. The SAG crossed the CSU picket lines, and the situation grew violent. Reagan witnessed a fire bombing and received anonymous threats. 32 Smith & Wesson. Following in the footsteps of his brother, Neil, Reagan also began informing for the FBI (Reagan appears in FBI files as source T-10). ” (Reagan and Hubler, 1965: 146, 182, 194–201). Ross concludes that this “series of personal threats proved crucial in pushing Reagan into the anti-CSU camp” and in cementing his political conversion to anticommunism (2011: 146–147).
Acting, however, began to take a back seat as Reagan emerged as an important industry spokesman and leader in the early postwar years. Reagan’s leadership of the Screen Actors Guild during a period of labor strife and blacklisting was significant. As his own anticommunism burgeoned, Reagan became a key player in Hollywood’s Red Scare. This would be a pivotal moment, both for the motion picture industry as a whole and for Ronald Reagan’s own political trajectory. Reagan described himself as a “near-hopeless hemophilic liberal” who “bled for ‘causes’ ” during this period prior to the Cold War.
A Companion to Ronald Reagan by Andrew L. Johns