Nixonland : the rise of a president and the fracturing of America /

An account of the thirth-seventh presidency sets Nixon's administration against a backdrop of the tumultuous civil rights movement while offering insight into how key events in the 1960s set the stage for today's political divides.

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Main Author: Perlstein, Rick, 1969-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition:1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Main Author:Perlstein, Rick, 1969-
Summary:An account of the thirth-seventh presidency sets Nixon's administration against a backdrop of the tumultuous civil rights movement while offering insight into how key events in the 1960s set the stage for today's political divides.

'Nixonland' is a new account of the Nixon era, from his 1968 election to his spectacular 1974 demise.

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Physical Description:xiii, 881 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 831- 835) and index.
ISBN:0743243021
9780743243025
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Rick Perlstein was born in Wisconsin in 1969. He writes for Lingua Franca, Slate, and The Nation, and won the national Endowment for the Humanities' most prestigious grant for independent scholars. Perlstein lives in Brooklyn, New York.

(Publisher Provided) Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. His essays and book reviews have been published in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate.

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