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Dreaming Heroic Dreams: James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and the Rise of Ronald Reagan

In the voluminous literature of child rearing and family health, the work of psychologist James Dobson stands eminent. Dobson received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1967. Focus on the Family and its founder first entered the American consciousness a decade later with the radio broadcast, "Let's Get Acquainted." In form it was not unlike President Roosevelt's attempts to speak to the hearts of Americans through "Fireside Chats" in the 1930s and 40s. The radio…