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

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

by Rick Perlstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1568584121

ISBN-13: 9781568584126

Pub. Date: 03/16/2009

Publisher: Nation Books


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

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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 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 Storm is an essential book about the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568584126
Publisher:
Nation Books
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
127,593
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part 1
1.The Manionites3
2.Merchant Prince17
3.Working Together for the World43
4.Conscience61
5.The Meeting of the Blue and White Nile69
Part 2
6.Quickening99
7.Stories of Orange County120
8.Apocalyptics141
9.Off Year158
10.Suite 3505171
11.Mobs201
Part 3
12.New Mood in Politics247
13.Granite State265
14.President of All the People299
15.United and at Peace with Itself...313
16.Golden State333
17.Duty356
18.Conventions371
Part 4
19.Don't Mention the Great Pumpkin409
20.Campaign Trails429
21.Citizens471
22.Foregone Conclusions488
Notes517
Selected Bibliography627
Acknowledgments635
Index639

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