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Governor Reagan: His Rise To Power by Lou Cannon 158648284X 9781586482848
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Governor Reagan: His Rise To Power by Lou Cannon

InGovernor Reagan, Lou Cannon offers--through recent interviews and research drawn from his unique access to the cabinet minutes of Reagans first years as governor of California--a fresh look at the development of a master politician. At first, Reagan suffered from political amateurism, an inexperienced staff, and ideological blind spots. But he quickly learned to take the measure of the Democrats who controlled the State Legislature and surprised friends and foes alike by agreeing to a huge tax increase, which made it possible for him to govern for eight years without additional tax hikes. He developed an environmental policy that preserved the state s scenic valleys and wild rivers, and he signed into law what was then the nations most progressive declaration on abortion rights. His quixotic 1968 presidential campaign revealed his higher ambitions to the world and taught him how much he had to learn about big-league politics. Written by the definitive biographer of Ronald Reagan, this new biography is a classic study of a fascinating individuals evolution from a conservative hero to a national figure whose call for renewal stirred Republicans, working-class Democrats, and independents alike.

Author: Lou Cannon

Language: English

Edition: First Trade Paper Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 592

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 2005-03-30

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ISBN: 158648284X

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