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The far right will hate this book because it does not spend enough time praising the mythological Reagan.
He was rightly critical of Reagan's role in Iran-contra; I think he should have looked a little harder into Clinton's role in his scandals (whitewater, etc...).
Readers may disagree with Wilentz's analysis (I do in some cases), but that is not ipso facto proof that his history of the era is biased.
Eventually readers of American History will look for a 458-page history of The Age of Reagan, defined by author Sean Wilentz to include the 35 years between 1974 and 2008. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scrapple8
The Author is definitely biased. The book is obviously political propaganda masquerading as history. All you have to look at is the terms he uses to identify people or groups. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason P. Everett
The time span of Reagan influence well covered and documented. Positive aspects of Reagan presidency numerous, but also presents the facts of the low points of his eight years. Read morePublished 13 months ago by robert rubenow
Regardless of one's politics, THE AGE OF REAGAN: A HISTORY, 1974-2008 is incredibly interesting and informative. Read morePublished 18 months ago by M. Leddy
Why put an Actor in the White House? To Brag about Brainwashing Campaigns and the use of Germanic Human Experimentation in Extortion Rings of IndiaPakistan who then pushed War... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by CoffeeTime
The title to Wilentz's book, 'The Age of Reagan', may be misleading. It may suggest that the book focuses exclusively on President Reagan; it does no such thing, however, focusing... Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by Nietzsche
Better books about the era from 1974 to 2008 will be written. However, this is a good first attempt by a respected historian and captures the essence of American politics during... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Take a look at the rest of the reviews on here and you'll see just how complex an era we're dealing with. Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by whitmanesque
As someone born during Reagan's presidency I am too young to remember what happened. In school it was assumed that we knew all about the modern presidents even if we did not. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Adam Shulman