Told with urgency and sharp political insight, "Nixonland" recaptures America s turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency. Perlstein s epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots, nine months after Lyndon Johnson s historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater appeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus in the United States. But the next year, scores of liberals were tossed out of Congress, America was more ...