Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Rick Perlstein


Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative flow within the liberal Sixties. on the center of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal executive, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a gentle on an entire global of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an important booklet concerning the 1960s.

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