Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Google eBook)

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Nation Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 671 pages
31 Reviews
Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked ?peaceful coexistenceOCO with the USSR. PerlsteinOCOs narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill Moyers. Vividly written, "Before the Storm" is an essential book about the 1960s."
  

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Review: Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

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I had read Perlstein's Nixonland a few years ago and knowing his next book in the series, The Invisible Bridge, was soon to be published. I went back and read the authors first book Before the Storm ... Read full review

Review: Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

User Review  - Ja - Goodreads

Would have liked to have scored it higher. Fascinating topic written by a writer with a much better vocabulary than I could ever dream of having. Yet, his subjective liberal leanings, his ... Read full review

Contents

The Manionites
3
Merchant Prince
17
Working Together for the World
43
Conscience
61
The Meeting of the Blue and White Nile
69
Part
97
Quickening
99
Stories of Orange County
120
President of All the People
299
United and at Peace with Itself
313
Golden State
333
Duty
356
Conventions
371
Part Four
407
Dont Mention the Great Pumpkin
409
Campaign Trails
429

Apocalyptics
141
Off Year
158
Suite 3505
171
Mobs 20 1
201
Part Three
245
New Mood in Politics
247
Granite State
265
Citizens
471
Foregone Conclusions
488
Notes
517
Selected Bibliography
627
Acknowledgments
635
Index
639
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Rick Perlstein is the bestselling author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America. His reviews, reporting, and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Observer, New Republic, Washington Post, London Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, and The New Yorker. A senior fellow at the Campaign for Americaís Future, he lives with his wife in Chicago.

www.rickperlstein.org

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