A Surprising One for the Gipper
During the two years that Jules Tygiel worked on his latest book, "Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism" (Pearson/Longman, 2004), the SFSU history professor recalls puzzled looks from friends and colleagues that seemed to ask, "What is a nice liberal like you doing with a book like that?"
says he was drawn to Reagan because he "ranks along with Franklin
D. Roosevelt as one of the two most influential figures in 20th-century
American politics." The late 40th president, he says, "reshaped
our political universe."
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