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

Author(s): Rick Perlstein

History, Politics and Society | United States

Heralded by stunning reviews, Perlstein's best-selling NIXONLAND begins in the blood and fire of the Watts riots - one week after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and nine months after his historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater seemed to have heralded a permanent liberal consensus. The next year scores of liberals were thrown out of Congress, America was more divided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Six years later, President Nixon, harvesting the bitterness and resentment borne of that blood and fire, was re-elected in a landslide even bigger than Johnson's, and the outlines of today's US politics of red-and-blue division became distinct.

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General Fields

  • : 9780743243032
  • : SIM
  • : SIM
  • : April 2009
  • : 1.75000mm X 6.00000mm X 9.25000mm
  • : July 2008
  • : books

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  • : Rick Perlstein
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 973.924
  • : bl2014018548