Stock Image
Image Not Available

Landslide; The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988

Mayer, Jane, and McManus, Doyle

84 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 039545185X / ISBN 13: 9780395451854
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1988
Condition: Very good Hardcover
From Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 1998 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

xi, [1], 468 pages, Notes on Sources. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Jane Meredith Mayer[2] (born 1955) is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995. In recent years, she has written for that publication regarding: money in politics; government prosecution of whistleblowers; the United States Predator drone program; Donald Trump's ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz; and Trump's financial backer, Robert Mercer. Doyle McManus (born approximately 1952) is an American journalist, columnist (for the Los Angeles Times),[2][3] who appears often on Public Broadcasting Service's Washington Week. He joined the L.A. Times in 1978, reporting from Los Angeles, the Middle East, Central America, New York. He transferred to the Times's Washington, D.C., bureau in 1983, where he covered the U.S. State Department, and White House. Essentially a journalistic history of the Iran-contra affair, the book argues that this episode succeeded in finally exposing a President, and in destroying a presidency, whose previous triumphs had rested on little more than the manipulation of emotional symbols. Yet stubbornly resistant to the book's thesis is one key fact: President Reagan's policy of bargaining for the release of American hostages by selling weapons to Iran, and the transfer (by some members of his staff) of the profits to the Nicaraguan contras, all but vanished from public concern during the past election year; as President Reagan prepares for retirement he is not unmade in the least, but near the peak of his popularity. Mayer and McManus, correspondents respectively for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, distill materials from the Tower Commission report, the work of the joint congressional-investigating committee, other press reports, and hundreds of their own interviews. They succeed in marshaling a great deal of evidence to illustrate Ronald Reagan's decisiveness and his attention to detail. Bookseller Inventory # 9962

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Landslide; The Unmaking of the President, ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: First Edition. Second Printing [stated].

About this title

Synopsis:

This is a fascinating, if somewhat opinionated, look at the last of four years of the Reagan presidency. Of particular interest are the stories of personal intrigue among the staff. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Founded and operated by trained historians, Ground Zero Books, Ltd., serves the book collector, the scholar, and institutions. We focus on the individual, and pride ourselves on our personal service. Please contact us with your wants, as we have many books not yet listed in our database.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books are subject to prior sale. Please ask us to hold a book for you before you
mail your check. Books are returnable within 7 days, if not satisfactory. MD
residents add 6% state sales tax.
The mailing address for Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (a subchapter-S corporation) is
P.O. Box 8369, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8369. You can reach us by phone at 301-
585-1471, by fax at 301-920-0253, or by e-mail at gzbooksltd@aol.com. Ground Zero
Books, Ltd., is owned & operated by R. Alan Lewis & Lynne Haims.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice