Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Rick Perlstein (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
April 14, 2009
Pages
881
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.9 X 1.5 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743243032

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About the Author

Rick Perlstein is a national political correspondent for the Village Voice and the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus.

Reviews

"This is a terrific read. What a delight it is to discover the new generation of historians like Rick Perlstein not only getting history correct but giving us all fresh insights and understanding of it." -- John W. Dean Nixon's White House counsel
"A richly detailed descent into the inferno -- that is, the years when Richard Milhous Nixon, 'a serial collector of resentments, ' ruled the land." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Nixonland is a grand historical epic. Rick Perlstein has turned a story we think we know -- American politics between the opposing presidential landslides of 1964 and 1972 -- into an often surprising and always fascinating new narrative. This riveting book, full of colorful detail and great characters, brings back to life an astonishing era -- and shines a new light on our own." -- Jeffrey Toobin author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
"Rick Perlstein has written a fascinating account of the rise of Richard Nixon and a persuasive argument that this angry, toxic man will always be part of the American landscape." -- Richard Reeves author of President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
"Rick Perlstein's Nixonland digs deep into a decisive period of our history and brings back a past that is all the scarier for its intense humanity. With a firm grasp on the larger meaning of countless events and personalities, many of them long forgotten, Perlstein superbly shows how paranoia and innuendo flowed into the mainstream of American politics after 1968, creating divisive passions that have survived for decades." -- Sean Wilentz Princeton University, author of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008
"The best book written about the 1960s." -- Newsweek