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

Rick Perlstein

The author of Nixonland takes a look at the political climate of the early 1970s, specifically from 1973 to 1976, that paved the way to Reagan's election as President in 1980. The collapse of South Vietnam, Watergate, and the Arab oil embargo tarnished the nation's ranking among world leaders. Although Reagan was not the 1976 GOP candidate, his "stop worrying and love America" philosophy was a much needed cheerleader's call to reclaiming our national pride. Perlstein plans a follow-up book that will finish with the 1980 election.