The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order: 1964-1980

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The Age of Reagan brings to life the tumultuous decade and a half that preceded Ronald Reagan’s ascent to the White House. Drawing on scores of interviews and years of research, Steven F. Hayward takes us on an engrossing journey through the most politically divisive years the United States has had to endure since the decade before the Civil War.

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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The Age of Reagan brings to life the tumultuous decade and a half that preceded Ronald Reagan's ascent to the White House. Based on scores of interviews and years of research, Steven F. Hayward takes us on an engrossing journey through the most politically divisive years the United States has had to endure since the decade before the Civil War. Overseas, we were embroiled in a war we couldn't win; at home our streets had become battlefields; and in Washington, the old liberal order was collapsing under the weight of a long string of failed policies. "It seemed that an era of American optimism and progress had come to a close," Hayward writes. "The concatenation of Vietnam, Watergate, the recurrent energy crisis, the swooning economy, the increasingly disorderly world scene, and the failed presidencies associated with these events robbed Americans of their native optimism for the future."
Meanwhile, from out of the West arose a new conservative movement led by Ronald Reagan, a one-time Hollywood actor whose speech in 1964 in support of the doomed candidacy of Barry Goldwater not only electrified a national television audience but also created a political star who would change the course of history.
With meticulous detail, 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, and 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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"Readers both conservative and liberal can learn much about our times and our leaders from this work."—Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report
"A patient and comprehensive account of domestic and foreign policy development is wonderfully useful, and we have Steven Hayward to thank for casting light on Reagan, who arrived at the White House in 1981 with a purposeful gleam in his eye recalling Lenin arriving at the Finland Station."—William F. Buckley Jr.
"Steven Hayward has given us a fascinating and extremely readable book about a unique era in american politics. His meticulous research and perceptive insights provide an informative and entertaining account of Ronald Reagan's rise from Hollywood to the presidency, as well as an in-depth understanding of the times in which that ascent occurred."—Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, the Heritage Foundation
"Steven Hayward gets two big things right in this book: Ronald Reagan and the age he came to dominate. It is a powerful story, carefully researched and well told."—Peter Hannaford, author and presidential scholar
"The Age of Reagan is enormously engaging. I found myself arguing and thinking my way through its very readable pages."—Fred Siegel, professor of history, the Cooper Union, and author of The Future Once Happened Here and Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Reagan
"A brilliant work of political history and analysis. It is the first truly successful effort to treat the phenomenon of Ronald Reagan within a broader historical framework. Most valuable of all is the effort to place the specific events of that epoch in a meaningful and intellectually provocative theoretical context."—Marc Landy, professor of politics, Boston College, and coauthor of Presidential Greatness

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