Rick Perlstein

Rick Perlstein is an American historian and author known for his chronicles of the history of conservatism in the United States. He has written several popular books on American political history, including 'Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus,' which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history, 'Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America,' 'The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan,' and 'Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980.' His work is characterized by detailed research and an engaging narrative style.


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  1. 1. Nixonland

    "Nixonland" is a detailed historical account of the political and social climate in America from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, focusing on the rise and fall of President Richard Nixon. The book explores the divisive issues of the time, including the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the Watergate scandal, and how Nixon's manipulation of public fears and prejudices led to a new era of American conservatism. It also delves into the impact of these events on American politics and society, creating a landscape that still resonates today.