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Author Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.

Title Pure Goldwater / John W. Dean, Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  328.73 G581Bg3 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 399 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Based on the unpublished journals of Barry Goldwater.
Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. The early years -- The boy who became the man -- Journals and opinions -- A break from business to explore Arizona -- Military life -- Political beginnings -- pt. 2. The Senate years : 1952-1965 -- The first Senate campaign -- Learning how Washington worked -- Playing on the national stage : 1959-1963 -- pt. 3. After the 1964 Presidential race -- Setting the record straight -- Seeing the world and spreading the word -- pt. 4. Nixon and Watergate -- Recalling Nixon -- Nixon's Presidency : first term -- Nixon's Presidency : second term -- Watergate -- pt. 5. On the issues -- American foreign policy -- Domestic issues -- Retirement years.
Summary Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in mid-20th-century American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life. Here bestselling author John Dean combines analysis with Goldwater's own words. With unprecedented access to his correspondence, interviews, and behind-the-scenes conversations, Dean sheds new light on this political figure. From the late Senator's honest thoughts on Richard Nixon to his growing discomfort with the rise of the extreme right, this book offers a revelatory look at an American icon--and reminds us of a more hopeful alternative to the dispiriting political landscape of today.--From publisher description.
Subject Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 -- Diaries.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 -- Correspondence.
Legislators -- United States -- Diaries.
Legislators -- United States -- Correspondence.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Sources.
Added Author Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-
Goldwater, Barry, 1938-
ISBN 9781403977410 (hardcover)
1403977410 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000042763635

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