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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein
Format
Book
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
1476782415, 9781476782416
Summary
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
Contents
  • "Small and suspicious circles"
  • Stories
  • Let them eat brains
  • Executive privilege
  • "A whale of a good cheerleader"
  • Sam Ervin
  • John Dean
  • Nostalgia
  • The year without Christmas lights
  • "That thing upstairs isn't my daughter"
  • Hank Aaron
  • "Here comes the pitch!"
  • Judging
  • "There used to be a president who didn't lie"
  • New Right?
  • Watergate babies
  • Star
  • Governing
  • "Disease, disease, disease"
  • New Right
  • Weimar summer
  • The nation's soul
  • "Has the Gallup Poll gone bananas?"
  • Negatives are positives
  • "Not the candidate of kooks"
  • Born again
  • "Always shuck the tamale"
  • They yearned to believe
  • Bicentennial
  • "You're in the catbird seat"
  • "Don't let Satan have his way--stop the ERA"
  • The end?
Description
xx, 856 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
  • Author offers his source notes online at rickperlstein.net.
  • Includes index.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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