Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

ISBN: 0743243021 / ISBN-13: 9780743243025

Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

by

From one of America's most talented historians comes a brilliant new account of Richard Nixon--set against the violent passions of America's 1960s ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $0.99
Collectible from  $19.85

Change currency
  • Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (Scribner Book Company) – Hardcover (2008)
    by Rick Perlstein

    Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

    Hardcover, Scribner Book Company
    2008
    English
    881 pages

    ISBN: 0743243021
    ISBN-13: 9780743243025

    NIXONLAND begins in the blood and fire of the Watts riots - one week after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and nine months after his historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater seemed to have heralded a permanent liberal consensus. The next year scores of liberals were thrown out of Congress, America was more divided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Six years later, President Nixon, harvesting the bitterness and resentment borne of that blood and ... Show more

  • 1. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $0.99
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $36.51 (97%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    IN, USA

    Description: New. BRAND NEW Shipped to over one million happy customers....

    Show details
  • 2. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $2.85
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $34.65 (92%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: New. *~*~ Brand New, Mint Condition. Never Previously Owned. *~...

    Show details
  • 3. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $3.50
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $34.00 (91%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number...

    Show details
  • 4. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $6.43
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $31.07 (83%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

    Show details
  • 5. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $6.43
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $31.07 (83%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24...

    Show details
  • 6. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $6.43
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $31.07 (83%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY!...

    Show details
  • 7. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $6.43
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $31.07 (83%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    PA, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES!...

    Show details
  • 8. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $6.43
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $31.07 (83%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: New. 0743243021 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A...

    Show details
  • 9. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $7.79
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $29.71 (79%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: New. Brand New.

    Show details
  • 10. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 2008

    $9.99
    List price: $37.50
    You save: $27.51 (73%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NM, USA

    Description: New. 0743243021 Brand New Condition.

    Show details

Reviews of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Overall customer rating: 5.000
greebs

Fascinating and haunting

by greebs on Sep 15, 2008

Rick Perlstein has written a phenomenal account of, largely, the years between 1964 and 1972. Why those years? Because in '64, LBJ won the election with about 62% of the vote, a crushing margin. Just eight years later, Nixon did the same thing - for, of course, the other party. What happened in those eight years to switch the national sentiment? Lots of things, and while many of them have to do with the changing world (Vietnam, Civil Rights), many others were the direct result of Nixon style politics (which, Perlstein and others charge, create a different world, aka Nixonland.) What's fascinating about the book is how many details a casual observer (or relative youngster) forget - that Watergate broke BEFORE the '72 election, for example. What's haunting is that you could replace the names from this book with a slew of real people from today's political world and it would read like an analysis of today's politics. And what's sad is when you see people decrying the state of politics for the same reasons they are talking about today. At least one way to read this book (and it seems to be Perlstein's way, based on the last sentence of the book) is that not much has changed, and we are still living in Nixonland. Truly an important, impressive book and well worth your time.

Read more...
Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!