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Reagan's comeback : four weeks in Texas that changed American politics forever /
Gilbert Garcia.
imprint
San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, c2012.
description
208 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1595341153 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781595341150 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, c2012.
isbn
1595341153 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781595341150 (hardcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"Chronicling how Reagan's political career nearly ended, this turnabout story is told by those who made it happen: campaign volunteers, financiers, political activists, and media observers. Positioning Reagan to win in 1980, the birth of the 'Reagan Democrat' transformed Texas from Democratic stronghold to the reliably Republican powerhouse it is today"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8322580
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-199) and index.
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"Chronicling how Reagan's political career nearly ended, this turnabout story is told by those who made it happen: campaign volunteers, financiers, political activists, and media observers. Positioning Reagan to win in 1980, the birth of the 'Reagan Democrat' transformed Texas from Democratic stronghold to the reliably Republican powerhouse it is today"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
Never before has the story been told of the dramatic turning point when Ronald Reagan found his voice as a presidential contender and overcame the Republican establishment. 'Reagan's Comeback' is the story of how one state, one man, and one month changed national politics forever. Chronicling how Reagan's political career nearly ended, this turnabout story is told by those who made it happen: campaign volunteers, financiers, political activists, and media observers. Positioning Reagan to win in 1980, the birth of the "Reagan Democrat" transformed Texas from Democratic stronghold to the reliably Republican powerhouse it is today, since producing five Republican presidential candidates and two Republican presidents, with more to follow. Reagan's rise and victory against Ford in 1976 mirrors the current climate between the Tea Party movement and the GOP. With the 2012 election in sight, there is no better time to finally tell the whole story of how the Reagan Revolution found its launching point.
Main Description
The Much-Anticipated Account of One of The Most Important Battles In American Presidential History
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Texas or Bustp. 11
Favor for a Favorite Sonp. 20
The Two Raysp. 35
Lyon's Gambitp. 47
The Truth Squadp. 54
Big John's Quandaryp. 75
One-Party State of Mindp. 86
The Great Tamale Incidentp. 98
Senator in Exilep. 111
Ron Paul's Gold Standardp. 120
Stretch Drivep. 130
A New and Intransigent Regimep. 145
Kansas City Dreamingp. 151
What If?p. 167
Standing in the Shadowsp. 174
Oil, Water, and Teap. 184
Notesp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Indexp. 203
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