Toldwith urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recapturesAmerica’s turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rosefrom the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.
Perlstein’s epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots,nine months after Lyndon Johnson’s historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwaterappeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus in the United States. But thenext year, scores of liberals were tossed out of Congress, America was moredivided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback:Richard Nixon.
Filled with prodigious research and driven by a powerful narrative, RickPerlstein’s magisterial account of how it all happened confirms his place asone of our country’s most celebrated historians.
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