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Before the Storm

Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Before the Storm( )
Author: Perlstein, Rick
ISBN:978-1-56858-412-6
Publication Date:Mar 2009
Publisher:PublicAffairs
Imprint:Bold Type Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
Book Description:

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 coexistence" with the USSR. Perlstein's 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...
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Perlstein, Rick (Author)
Rick Perlstein was born in Wisconsin in 1969. He writes for Lingua Franca, Slate, and The Nation, and won the national Endowment for the Humanities' most prestigious grant for independent scholars. Perlstein lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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