Nixonland : the rise of a president and the fracturing of America / Rick Perlstein.
By: Perlstein, Rick.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2008Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.Description: xiii, 881 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780743243025; 0743243021.Subject(s): Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 | Presidents -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 973.924
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An account of the thirth-seventh presidency sets Nixon's administration against a backdrop of the tumultuous civil rights movement while offering insight into how key events in the 1960s set the stage for today's political divides.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 831- 835) and index.
Book 1. Hell in the City of Angels -- The orthogonian -- The stench -- Ronald Reagan -- Long, hot summer -- School was in session -- Batting average -- Book 2. The bombing -- Summer of Love -- In which a cruise ship full of governors inspires considerations on the nature of old and new politics -- Fed-up-niks -- The sky's the limit -- Violence -- From Miami to the siege of Chicago -- Wednesday, August 28, 1968 -- Winning -- Book 3. The first one hundred days -- Trust -- If gold rust -- The presidential offensive -- The polarization -- Tourniquet -- Mayday -- Purity -- Agnew's election -- Book 4. How to survive the debacle -- Cruelest month -- Ping-pong -- The coven -- The party of Jefferson, Jackson, and George Wallace -- The spring offensive -- Celebrities -- In which playboy bunnies, and Barbarella, and Tanya, inspire theoretical considerations upon the nature of democracy -- Not half enough.