Perlstein...aims here at nothing less than weaving a tapestry of social upheaval. His success is dazzling.â€ â€”Los Angeles Timesâ€œBoth brilliant and fun, a consuming journey back into the making of modern politics.â€ â€”Jon Meachamâ€œNixonlandÂ is a grand historical epic. Rick Perlstein has turned a story we think we knowâ€”American politics between the opposing presidential landslides of 1964 and 1972â€”into an often-surprising and always-fascinating new narrative.â€ â€”Jeffrey ToobinRick Perlsteinâ€™s bestselling account of how the Nixon era laid the groundwork for the political divide that marks our country today.Told with vivid urgency and sharp political insight,Â NixonlandÂ recaptures Americaâ€™s turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency of the United States. Perlsteinâ€™s epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots, nine months after Lyndon Johnsonâ€™s historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater appeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus in the United States. Yet the next year, scores of liberals were tossed out of Congress, America was more divided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Between 1965 and 1972 America experienced no less than a second civil war. Out of its ashes, the political world we know now was born. Filled with prodigious research and driven by a powerful narrative, Rick Perlsteinâ€™s magisterial account of how it all happened confirms his place as one of our countryâ€™s most celebrated historians.