Books by Rick Perlstein

Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A compelling, astute chronicle of the politics and culture of late-20th-century America."
How Ronald Reagan lost the presidency and won the heart of America. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, anyone who has not already read this essential history of the Nixonization of America, and especially anyone who did not live through the era, would do well to dig into this meaty book in this multimedia format."
In its hardcover format, Nixonland succeeded in telling the complicated story of the 1960s partly through a deft use of narration based on the medium most Americans relied on in that turbulent decade: network TV news reports. This enhanced e-book version replaces the photos illustrating the book with more than 30 contemporary video clips scattered throughout, all made available by CBS News. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2008

"A solid work of political history, if necessarily long and grim in the telling."
A richly detailed descent into the inferno—that is, the years when Richard Milhouse Nixon, "a serial collector of resentments," ruled the land. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2001

"The gritty details of a chapter of American history that still resonates strongly."
An analysis of the forces that led to Barry Goldwater's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate of 1964. Read full book review >