Way out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War
By (author) Frances FitzGerald
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Way out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald
Book DescriptionUsing the Star Wars missile defense program as a magnifying glass on his presidency, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frances FitzGerald gives us a wholly original portrait of Ronald Reagan. Drawing on extensive research, FitzGerald shows how Reagan managed to get billions in funding for a program that was technologically impossible by exploiting the fears of the American public. The Reagan who emerges from FitzGerald's book was a gifted politician with a deep understanding of the national psyche, and an executive almost totally disengaged from the policies of his administration. Both appalling and funny, Way Out There in the Blue is the most penetrating study of Reagan's presidency to date.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743200233
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frances FitzGerald
Winners and Losers, Paperback (July 2014)
The National Book Award-winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war's fiftieth anniversary.
Cities on a Hill, Paperback (November 1987)» View all books by Frances FitzGerald
In the mainstream and on the fringe, Cities on a Hill is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frances FitzGerald's marvelous and witty exploration of four communities remaking the American Dream. A lucid work of literary imagination and journalistic precision.
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Author Biography - Frances FitzGerald
Frances Fitzgerald is the acclaimed author of America Revised and Cities on a Hill. Her study of the Vietnam War, Fire in the Lake, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.
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