Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
ISBN/ASIN: 0743243021,9780743243025 | 2008 | English | mobi | 896/0 pages | 1.86 Mb
Publisher: Scribner | Author: Rick Perlstein | Edition: 1
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.