Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over fifty years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life. Here bestselling author John Dean combines analysis with Goldwater's own words.
With unprecedented access to his correspondence, interviews, and behind-the-scenes conversations, Dean sheds new light on this political figure. From the late senator's honest thoughts on Richard Nixon to his growing discomfort with the rise of the extreme right, Pure Goldwater offers a revelatory look at an American icon—and also reminds us of a more hopeful alternative to the dispiriting political landscape of today.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
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About the Author
John Dean, the White House legal counsel to President Nixon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Worse Than Watergate.
Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater, served as Congressman from California for fourteen years. Since 1983, he has held positions involving finance, management, and sales.
Mel Foster, an audiobook narrator since 2002, won an Audie Award for Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey. He has also won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. Best known for mysteries, Mel has also narrated classic authors such as Thoreau, Nabokov, and Whitman.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"pure goldwater" is a fantastic collection of senator goldwaters letters and notes that is edited by his son goldwater jr. this is a historic way to learn about the conservative movement and one of the founding fathers of this great nation and how we should get back to this nation and what we need to understand in our conservative principles to get back again this bestseller truly shows how to get back to our true core beliefs and values.
barry goldwater jr'son of barry gold water'and john w. dean have put together sen barry goldwaters letters, journals and bills and unscripted words and how this historical lawmaker made history in a movment. this is a very remarkable book that is very historical and I really got to know this great politican and his rich heritage. there is so much fine material that has not been published before what a great gift idea for a friend or family member.