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The Age of Reagan by Steven F. Hayward
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Oct 01, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 25 to October 01, 2012

While Heyward is a Conservative he lauds praises and criticisms with a fair hand. I was in my early teen years when Reagan was elected President but I still remember the sense of malaise practically all Americans felt throughout the 70's. Gas rationings, my parents complaining about incredibly high interest rates all the time (had no clue what that was at 14 but from their tone, i assumed interest rates were an evil thing, particularly high ones), and the hostages

Two things stand on my mind that I felt turned America around, at least emotionally and psychologically; The US Olympic hockey team defeating the Soviets, "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!!", and the election of Ronald Reagan as President.

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