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

Author(s): Rick Perlstein

America

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.

First published 2008.

Hardback 640pp h235mm x w155mm x s45mm 1108g illustrations


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General Fields

  • : 9780743243025
  • : Scribner
  • : Scribner
  • : May 2008
  • : 1.72 Inches X 6.12 Inches X 9.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 896
  • : Rick Perlstein
  • : Hardback