The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Ranked #40 in Conservatism, Ranked #57 in Presidentssee more rankings.

Politically insightful, Nixonland recaptures the turbulent 60s & early 70s, revealing how Dick Nixon rose from the political grave to seize & hold the presidency. Perlstein's account begins with the '65 Watts riots, nine months after Johnson's 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, today's...

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