Andrew E. Busch, Reagan’s Victory, 1st ed.
The Gipper Wins One
Andrew Busch’s Reagan’s Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right shows that the defeat of Jimmy Carter in 1980 was attributable to much more than the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Beginning with Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech on July 15, 1979, Busch introduces the field of candidates, follows their campaigns through the primaries and general election, identifies the key turning points and winning strategies, and assesses the results, including the GOP’s first Senate majority in twenty-six years.
The rise of Reagan was not the result of the failure of Carter, but of a turning point in American political culture.
As new; dust jacket.
Busch, Andrew E. Reagan’s Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. 1st edition, 237p., illustrated.
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