Nixonland Rick Perlstein

ISBN: 9781616882686

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Nixonland  by  Rick Perlstein

Nixonland by Rick Perlstein
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Politically insightful, Nixonland recaptures the turbulent 60s & early 70s, revealing how Dick Nixon rose from the political grave to seize & hold the presidency. Perlsteins account begins with the 65 Watts riots, nine months afterMorePolitically insightful, Nixonland recaptures the turbulent 60s & early 70s, revealing how Dick Nixon rose from the political grave to seize & hold the presidency. Perlsteins account begins with the 65 Watts riots, nine months after Johnsons landslide victory over Goldwater appeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus.

Yet the next year, scores of liberals were tossed from Congress, America was more divided than ever & a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback.Between 65 & 72, America experienced a 2nd civil war. From its ashes, todays political world was born. It was the era not only of Nixon, Johnson, Agnew, Humphrey, McGovern, Daley & Geo Wallace but Abbie Hoffman, Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis, Ted Kennedy, Chas Manson, John Lindsay & Jane Fonda. There are glimpses of Jimmy Carter, Geo H.W. Bush, Jesse Jackson, John Kerry & even of two ambitious young men named Karl Rove & Bill Clinton--& an unambitious young man named Geo W.

Bush.Cataclysms tell the story: Blacks trashing their neighborhoods. White suburbanites wielding shotguns. Student insurgency over the Vietnam War. The assassinations of Rbt F. Kennedy & Martin Luther King. The riots at the 68 Democratic Natl Convention. The fissuring of the Democrats into warring factions manipulated by the dirty tricks of Nixon & his Committee to ReElect the President. Nixon pledging a dawn of natl unity, governing more divisively than any president before him, then directing a criminal conspiracy, the Watergate cover-up, from the Oval Office.

Then, in 11/72, Nixon, harvesting the bitterness & resentment born of turmoil, was reelected in a landslide, not only setting the stage for his 74 resignation but defining the terms of the ideological divide characterizing America today.Filled with prodigious research, driven by a powerful narrative, Perlsteins account of how America divided confirms his place as one of our countrys most celebrated historians.



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