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Ronnie and Jesse : a political odyssey
Ronnie and Jesse : a political odyssey
Cannon, Lou, author.
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Publication Information:
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, [1969]

Physical Description:
xv, 340 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Ronnie and Jesse aren't lovers; their prospective clash in 1970 for the governorship of California makes this dual biography and scrutiny of California's volatile politics a ripe worm for political early birds anticipating a contest of national interest. Although one suspects that Cannon (an award-winning journalist) would cast his ballot for Mr. Unruh, his treatment of both contenders is frank and fair and there are no obvious breaches of objectivity. The material on Reagan sheds no significant new light on a career already well chronicled in William Boyarsky's The Rise of Ronald Reagan (1968), though there is much intimate detail (and he was a fine actor!).
PART I: ORIGINS. 1. Young Man from Illinois --- 2. Poor Boy from Texas --- 3. Migration to the Promised Land --- 4. Unruh Trojan ---- PART II: EVOLUTION. 5. Reagan Actor --- 6. Political Setting --- 7. Unruh Politician --- 8. Reagan Politician ---- PART III: ATTAINMENT. 9. Unruh Pursuer --- 10. Unruh Speaker --- 11. People's Governor-Act One --- 12. Reagans and Unruhs --- 13. Reagan Moralist --- 14. Sources of Power ---- PART IV: CONFRONTATION. 15. Population and Preservation --- 16. Unruh and Reagan Educators --- 17. Reagan Campaigner --- 8. Unruh Campaigner --- 19. People's Governor-Act Two --- 20. Big Daddy vs. Mr. Clean.
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