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Rick Perlstein was born in Wisconsin in 1969. He writes for Lingua Franca, Slate, and The Nation, and won the national Endowment for the Humanities' most prestigious grant for independent scholars. Perlstein lives in Brooklyn, New York. (Publisher Provided) Rick Perlstein is the author of vis mere Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. His essays and book reviews have been published in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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An Inconvenient Truth [2006 documentary film] (2006) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver241 eksemplarer
Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca (2002) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
The Best American Political Writing 2008 (2008) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (2014) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage (2011) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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This is an excellent history and very detailed. If you lived during 1974-1980 as a young person I highly recommend for things we did not understand that were going on in the US.
 
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JRobinW | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jun 5, 2023 |
Another Perlstein work that I couldn't out down, even if I had to pause to hold my thoughts om some of the first-person commentaries and sermon segments, as someone in my mid 40s, it seemed less like history and more like a conversation we might have today.
 
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Brio95 | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 31, 2023 |
DNF. A quarter way through, I abandoned this slog. Perlstein’s history is neither interesting nor enjoyable. I can’t tell if he’s trying to do too much or too little or just can’t find his narrative...but it’s a slog. Perhaps I come back later and finish it, for I find no delight in abandoning a history. Right now, however, i find no delight or enjoyment in reading it, so I’m moving on to other things.
 
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publiusdb | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2023 |
There are, at the end of 2022, somewhere between 250 and 300 full-length books in print concerning Richard M. Nixon and his times. Leaving aside his self-serving memoir, "RN," these books range from the very specialized (Joe McGinness' "The Selling of the President 1968") to the expansive and scholarly (Stephen A. Ambrose's classic trilogy, "Nixon"), and most are worth reading or at least skimming. (Obviously, with so many accounts, the details can become somewhat repetitive.) "Nixonland," by Rick Perlstein, is notable primarily for its lack of focus and its meandering style. In nearly a thousand pages, Perlstein essays to cover Nixon's life from his college days up to his re-election to the presidency in 1972. If the reader is looking for a fairly complete, easily digestible chronicle of America in the 1960s, the book may serve its purpose. If, on the other hand, one is interested in understanding how Richard Nixon affected American government and political history, one's time would be better spent elsewhere. Between the minutiae and the lacunae, Perlstein's account of what Nixon meant to America is very sparse indeed.

Perlstein has previously published volumes on Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan. He will, in all probability, continue his uninspired, shallow chronicles of Republican politicians with a book on Donald Trump. Those of us who have read the preceding books will avoid it: there are far too many legitimate analyses and critiques of Trump, or Nixon, to waste time with fluff.

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