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by Andrew E. Busch

  • ISBN: 0700614079
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Andrew E. Busch
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (November 11, 2005)
  • Pages: 248 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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The 1980 election remade not only American politics and American government, but America itself. That is Andrew Busch�s striking argument. And his graceful narrative does a fine job of telling us just how it happened.

The 1980 election remade not only American politics and American government, but America itself. An illuminating investigation of this key contest, which brought Reagan and the Republican Party�s conservative wing to power. Busch offers an admiring but fair appraisal of Reagan�s victory over a hapless Jimmy Carter. succeeds admirably in providing an election analysis that is concise and informative.

Reagan's Victory book. Other books in the series. American Presidential Elections (1 - 10 of 23 books). Books by Andrew E. Busch. Reagan's victory marked a major turning point in American presidential history, realigned the demographics of party affiliation throughout the nation (especially in the nation's Sunbelt), and gave conservatives their first real victory in their fight against Big Government. American Presidential Elections (1 - 10 of 20 books).

Offers a study of the 1980 American election and shows why it was a landmark election

Offers a study of the 1980 American election and shows why it was a landmark election. Beginning with Carter's speech on July 15, 1979, the book introduces the field of candidates, follows their campaigns, identifies the turning points and winning strategies, and assesses the results, including the GOP's first Senate majority in 26 years. University Press of Kansas. Andrew E. Busch is associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. Among his other books are Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom and Horses in Midstream: . Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998. Country of Publication. That is Andrew Busch's striking argument. An illuminating investigation of this key contest, which brought Reagan and the Republican Party's conservative wing to power. Busch offers an admiring but fair appraisal of Reagan's victory over a hapless Jimmy Carter.

The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right. ISBN-13: 9780700614080. In reality, as Andrew Busch makes clear, Ronald Reagan's defeat of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 was attributable to more than any one issue, no matter how galvanizing. It marked the growing ascendancy of conservative attitudes that had been brewing for two decades-and marked the clear end of the era of New Deal liberalism. Busch's book recaptures the people and events of that historic campaign and greatly enlarges our understanding of American politics from the 1960s to the present.

The 1980 election remade not only American politics and American . That is Andrew Busch’s striking argument. Andrew Busch has provided the latter with Reagan’s Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right.

Many have pointed to the Iran hostage crisis, others to galloping inflation. It marked the growing ascendancy of conservative attitudes that had been brewing for two decades - and marked the clear end of the era of New Deal liberalism.

Reagan's Victory : The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right. Part of the American Presidential Elections Series).

The 1980 United States presidential election was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter. Due to the rise of conservatism following Reagan's victory, some historians consider the election to be a realigning election that marked the start of the "Reagan Era".

Many have pointed to the Iran hostage crisis, others to galloping inflation. In reality, as Andrew Busch makes clear, Ronald Reagan's defeat of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 was attributable to more than any one issue, no matter how galvanizing. It marked the growing ascendancy of conservative attitudes that had been brewing for two decades—and marked the clear end of the era of New Deal liberalism.Busch offers the first comprehensive study of this contest, going beyond journalistic accounts to show why it remains one of the truly landmark elections of the past century. Through a compelling story full of colorful characters, unexpected plot twists, and dramatic finales, he reveals how it both reflected the politics of its time and foreshadowed our nation's political future.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. He shows how the Democrats were weakened by the demise of the New Deal coalition and a decline in public confidence, while Republicans were bolstered by the growth of the conservative movement and by all that had gone wrong during the Carter presidency. He also examines the creation of a Sunbelt coalition, the growing influence of religious conservatives, and the independent candidacy of John Anderson, which held Reagan's majority to 51 percent and foreshadowed Ross Perot's 1992 run. Reagan's victory marked a major turning point in American presidential history, realigned the demographics of party affiliation throughout the nation (especially in the nation's Sunbelt), and gave conservatives their first real victory in their fight against Big Government. Busch's book recaptures the people and events of that historic campaign and greatly enlarges our understanding of American politics from the 1960s to the present.
Reviews about Reagan's Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right (American Presidential Elections) (5):
Foxanayn
Bush has presented excellent analysis of how Reagan's presidency was transformative in creating a new public policy
Joony
President Jimmy Carter seems destined to never receive a fair and proper analysis. A graduate of Annapolis and one of Admiral Rickover's men in the nuclear submarine program, Jimmy Carter went home to tend the family farm. He was the first evangelical president, yet was rejected by those voters in favor of Gov. Reagan in 1980.

Carter was a one term Governor of Georgia while Reagan was a two term Gov. of California.

Carter was elected President in 1976 mostly as a reaction to the scandals of Watergate. Reagan was a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, a professional showman.

Both men were true to their training. Carter, an engineer, was a classic policy wonk who preferred to lecture audiences on government detail. Reagan, the showman, was forever leaving em laughing after telling mostly silly, far fetched tales of government excess.

This book does have a bias. The author prefers the Reagan revolution. Less than halfway through, the reader is getting post mortem's on the Carter campaign. The index is full of Republican names.

Carter was faced with severe inflation and recession caused by the sudden shutdown of the long running Vietnam War in 1975. After firing hundreds of CIA-Pentagon "contractors", Carter was faced with the unprecedented Iran hostage takeover of the US embassy, which stunningly surrendered right after Reagan's 1980 victory. The additional primary challenge from Sen. Kennedy made President Carter's 1980 campaign futile.

The book does mention most of this in passing. In 1980, America did get a preview of what eight years of Ronald Reagan as President would mean. Even GOP opponent George H.W. Bush, was caught off guard by the confluence of TV and a veteran entertainer. Jimmy Carter taking about energy policy was no match for jokes about finding a pony in the poop.
Arcanefire
Need to read this book and see how the real world works behind the cameras. You can see what a great man President Reagan really was and how bad some of the people around him were.
VizoRRR
I thought this was a fair, nonbiased look at the 1980 Presidential election. The author covers all aspects of the campaign, from the summer of 1979 when it looked like Ted Kennedy was a shoe in to beat Jimmy Carter for the Democratic Nomination to the eventual Reagan landslide in November 1980.
Hallolan
This little book is a disappointing analysis of the presidential election of 1980 by a conservative scholar of American politics. Even though it contains somme interesting insights about the political dynamics of the late seventies and about presidential campaigning at the end of the party era in presidential politics, the book does not add much to the existing litterature on these topics and suffers from its unmistakable -however hypocritical-conservative bias.

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