The invisible bridge : the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan
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|Moorhead Public Library||973.924 PER (Text)||33500011909181||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781476782416
- ISBN: 1476782415
xx, 856 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
|General Note:||Includes index.
Author offers his source notes online at rickperlstein.net.
|Formatted Contents Note:||"Small and suspicious circles" -- Stories -- Let them eat brains -- Executive privilege -- "A whale of a good cheerleader" -- Sam Ervin -- John Dean -- Nostalgia -- The year without Christmas lights -- "That thing upstairs isn't my daughter" -- Hank Aaron -- "Here comes the pitch!" -- Judging -- "There used to be a president who didn't lie" -- New Right? -- Watergate babies -- Star -- Governing -- "Disease, disease, disease" -- New Right -- Weimar summer -- The nation's soul -- "Has the Gallup Poll gone bananas?" -- Negatives are positives -- "Not the candidate of kooks" -- Born again -- "Always shuck the tamale" -- They yearned to believe -- Bicentennial -- "You're in the catbird seat" -- "Don't let Satan have his way--stop the ERA" -- The end?|
|Summary, etc.:||The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 July #1
*Starred Review* After the swamping of the Goldwater presidential campaign in 1964, it seemed unlikely that 16 years later another stridently conservative candidate, Ronald Reagan, would be elected in a landslide. After all, Nixon had run and governed as a centrist who accepted most New Deal and Great Society programs. Perlstein is an award-winning author who has written extensively on politics in the 1960s and 1970s. Here, he recounts the events between the slow decay of the Nixon administration in 1973 as Watergate unfolded, up to Reagan's surprisingly close, if failed, effort to unseat the Republican incumbent, Gerald Ford, in 1976. That "failure," of course, proved, in retrospect, that Reagan could succeed as a national candidate. This is an ambitious, wide-ranging, and superbly written account filled with wonderful insights into key players, from the prominent to the unjustifiably obscure. On a deeper level, Perlstein views the rise of Reagan, with his celebration of America's "special destiny" and moral superiority, as a rejection of a more honest and practical view of our role in the world after the traumas of Vietnam and Watergate. This is a masterful interpretation of years critical to the formation of our current political culture. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.