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 - 704 pages
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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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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Great tale of how factional politics drives choices. Not quite the elegant prose of Caro but quite enjoyable. Read full review

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"Before the Storm..." is the first of a trilogy of lengthy books Rick Perlstein has written on the rise of conservatism in American politics. It covers the election of 1964 and how Barry Goldwater ... 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 The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan and 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. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago.

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