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Nixonland : the rise of a president and the fracturing of America
Format:
Book
Title:
Nixonland : the rise of a president and the fracturing of America
ISBN:
9780743243025

9780743243032
Edition:
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, 2008
Physical Description:
xiii, 881 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
book 1. Hell in the City of Angels -- The Orthogonian -- The stench -- Ronald Reagan -- Long, hot summer -- School was in session ... -- Batting average -- book 2. The bombing -- Summer of love -- In which a cruise ship full of governors inspires considerations on the nature of old and new politics -- Fed-up-niks -- The sky's the limit -- Violence -- From Miami to the siege of Chicago -- Wednesday, August 28, 1968 -- Winning -- book 3. The first one hundred days -- Trust -- If gold rust -- The presidential offensive -- The polarization -- Tourniquet -- Mayday -- Purity -- Agnew's election -- book 4. How to survive the debacle -- Cruelest month -- Ping-pong -- The coven -- The party of Jefferson, Jackson, and George Wallace -- The spring offensive -- Celebrities -- In which playboy bunnies, and Barbarella, and Tanya, inspire theoretical considerations upon the nature of democracy -- Not half enough.
Summary:
An account of the thirty-seventh presidency sets Nixon's administration against a backdrop of the tumultuous civil rights movement while offering insight into how key events in the 1960s set the stage for today's political divides.
Subject(s):
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.

United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
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