Ambrose, Stephen E. The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938. 7th Ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Busch, Andrew E. “Ronald Reagan and the Defeat of the Soviet Empire.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 27 (1997): 451-455.

Cannon, Lou. President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. New York: Public Affairs, 2000.

Dallek, Matthew. The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan’s First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.

_____.  We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Goodnight, G. Thomas. “Ronald Reagan’s Re-formulation of the Rhetoric of War: Analysis of the ‘Zero Option,’ ‘Evil Empire,’ and ‘Star Wars’ Addresses.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (1986): 390-414.

Johnson, Haynes. Sleeping Walking Through History: America in the Reagan Years. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.

Noll, Mark A., Nathan O. Hatch, and George M. Marsden. The Search for Christian America. Expanded edition, Colorado Springs: Helmers and Howard, 1989.

Pemberton, William E. Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.

Pitney Jr., John J. “The Man Who Called Out Evil.” National Review Online, June 8, 2004,

Reagan, Ronald. The Reagan Diaries. New York: Harpers Collins, 2007.

Reagan, Ronald; Skinner, Kiron K.; Anderson, Annelise Graebner, et al. Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America. New York: Free Press, 2001.

Reeves, Richard. President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005.

Schaller, Michael. Reckoning Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Troy, Gil. Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Willis, Garry. Reagan’s America. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.

Audio-Visual Materials

Hail to the Chief Productions. Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator. Orland Park, IL: MPI Home Video, 2004.  Video Recording.

Hoyt, Austin. The American Experience: Reagan. Alexandria, VA: WGBH Boston and PBS Video, 1998.  Video Recording.

Phillips, Stone. NBC News Presents: Ronald Reagan. Universal City, CA: Universal Studios, 2004.  Video Recording.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  Ronald Reagan: An American President. Beverly Hills, CA: The Reagan Presidential Library and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.  Video Recording. 

On-Line Resources

“The American Experience: Reagan.” PBS,

“Archives.” Ronald Reagan Presidential Library,

“Ronald Reagan.” Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library,

“Ronald Reagan in His Own Words.” National Public Radio,

“Ronald Reagan’s Major Speeches.” Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum,

“President Ronald Reagan.” The White House,

“President Ronald Wilson Reagan.” Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia,

“Presidential Audio-Video Archive: Ronald Reagan.”  American Presidency Project, University of California, Santa Barbara,

“Presidential Inaugurations: Ronald Reagan.” Library of Congress,

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