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    • Nixonland

    • The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
    • By: Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 36 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 591

    From one of America's most talented historians and winner of a LA Times Book Prize comes a brilliant new account of Richard Nixon that reveals the riveting backstory to the red state/blue state resentments that divide our nation today. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A 5-Star Book Injured by the Narrator

    • By Frank on 08-12-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Invisible Bridge

    • The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
    • By: Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 39 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term - until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little better than a mafia den. The next president declared upon Nixon’s resignation “our long national nightmare is over” - but then congressional investigators exposed the CIA for assassinating foreign leaders. The collapse of the South Vietnamese government rendered moot the sacrifice of some 58,000 American lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Tad Davis on 10-03-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Before the Storm

    • Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
    • By: Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked "peaceful coexistence" with the USSR. Perlstein's narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an essential book about the 1960s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rigorous analysis, excellently performed

    • By Benjamin on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Ghosts

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Rick Perlstein, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This election season, the media frequently looked to history in an attempt to explain the rise of Donald Trump. We consider how historical parallels...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • He’s Making a List

    • By: Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Donald Trump is as paranoid as Nixon—and even more dangerous.

    Regular price: $1.95