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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 w...

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Main Author: Goldwater, Barry M. 1909-1998.
Other Authors: Dean, John W. 1938-, Goldwater, Barry, 1938-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 1st ed.
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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.
Item Description: Based on the unpublished journals of Barry Goldwater.
Physical Description: xiv, 399 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781403977410 (hardcover)
1403977410 (hardcover)