The Education of Ronald Reagan : The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism.

Based on a newly discovered collection of private papers as well as interviews and corporate documents, Thomas W. Evans links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric-acting as host of its television program, GE Theater, and traveling the country as the company's...

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Author / Creator: Evans, Thomas.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, 2006.
Series:Columbia Studies in Contemporary American History
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. A New Dealer to the Core
  • 2. Politics: War by Different Means
  • Part I. A Postgraduate Course in Political Science
  • 3. Boulwarism
  • 4. The Plant Tour
  • 5. Schools, Classes, and Trains
  • Part II. An Apprenticeship for Public Life
  • 6. The Campaign
  • 7. Allies
  • 8. The Speech
  • 9. Two Unions
  • 10. The Art of Negotiation
  • Part III. To Encourage an Increasing Majority of Citizens
  • 11. The Campaign Continues
  • 12. The Presidential Bug
  • 13. A President's Vision
  • Appendix
  • Speeches
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index