The Reagan Rhetoric: History and Memory in 1980s America (Paperback)
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The Reagan Rhetoric: History and Memory in 1980s America (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 17/05/2011
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An engaging and accessible look at the reality behind the mystique of the Great Communicator

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806549
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 391 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Bates stays focused on his topic, avoids theory and jargon, and tells his story directly. By using specific cases arranged in chronological order--the Neshoba speech, Reagan's Vietnam rhetoric, and Iran-Contra--he provides the reader with concrete examples and stories that have neat beginnings, middles, and ends. Thus, in each case, he draws out his lessons and makes his intended points about how Reagan used rhetoric to shape American memory during the 1980s and after. One may agree or disagree with Bates, but he does a nice job of making his case. I found it to be well organized, well written, and interesting to read." --John Ehrman, author of" The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

""Toby Glenn Bates . . . offers a well-written, balanced examination of Ronald Reagan's use of rhetoric throughout his presidency. . . . Bates looks at how Reagan's rhetoric about states' rights, the Vietnam War, the Soviet Union, and the Iran-Contra scandal often blurred the boundary between history and memory."--"Journal of American History"


Bates stays focused on his topic, avoids theory and jargon, and tells his story directly. By using specific cases arranged in chronological order the Neshoba speech, Reagan s Vietnam rhetoric, and Iran-Contra he provides the reader with concrete examples and stories that have neat beginnings, middles, and ends. Thus, in each case, he draws out his lessons and makes his intended points about how Reagan used rhetoric to shape American memory during the 1980s and after. One may agree or disagree with Bates, but he does a nice job of making his case. I found it to be well organized, well written, and interesting to read. John Ehrman, author of" The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan
""Toby Glenn Bates . . .offers a well-written, balanced examination of Ronald Reagan's use of rhetoric throughout his presidency. . . . Bates looks at how Reagan's rhetoric about states' rights, the Vietnam War, the Soviet Union, and the Iran-Contra scandal often blurred the boundary between history and memory."--"Journal of American History""


"Bates stays focused on his topic, avoids theory and jargon, and tells his story directly. By using specific cases arranged in chronological order--the Neshoba speech, Reagan's Vietnam rhetoric, and Iran-Contra--he provides the reader with concrete examples and stories that have neat beginnings, middles, and ends. Thus, in each case, he draws out his lessons and makes his intended points about how Reagan used rhetoric to shape American memory during the 1980s and after. One may agree or disagree with Bates, but he does a nice job of making his case. I found it to be well organized, well written, and interesting to read." --John Ehrman, author of The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

"Toby Glenn Bates . . . offers a well-written, balanced examination of Ronald Reagan's use of rhetoric throughout his presidency. . . . Bates looks at how Reagan's rhetoric about states' rights, the Vietnam War, the Soviet Union, and the Iran-Contra scandal often blurred the boundary between history and memory."--Journal of American History

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