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Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by [Rick Perlstein]

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Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition

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''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

''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

''This sprawling, complex, well-written book is jam-packed with ideas and insights that will capture any reader's attention...Nixonland is a fascinating book that reads like a novel. Whether readers lived through the 60s or not, they will be gripped from start to finish.'' --Christian Science Monitor

''A great...book...It's a great gift for somebody who really likes the dark side of politics.'' --Chris Matthews

''[Nixonland] cements [Perlstein s] reputation as a gifted and discerning historian. An exceptional work of excavation, synthesis, and storytelling, Nixonland derives its power partly from its resonance.'' --San Francisco Chronicle

''Perlstein is a fine writer with a well-developed capacity for seeing irony and absurdity; his storytelling skills make this an absorbing book, full of surprising details.'' --Washington Post

''Perlstein...is America's best living historian of the conservative movement...Myth after myth of the 1960s are punctured...It is bigger and better than ideology.'' --American Spectator

''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 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Rick Perlstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan; Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by over a dozen publications; and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in the New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, Nation, Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B0013TTKL2
  • Publisher : Scribner; Illustrated edition (13 May 2008)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3313 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 897 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great political history
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