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The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge charts the rise of Reagan to the top of the Republican Party in 1976, overshadowing Gerald Ford’s nomination of that year. Comprising a cultural history of the mid-’70s, the Watergate Scandal, Ford’s presidency, and political-junkie detail, this book dovetails nicely with  661 more words

The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein

Riveting. Perlstein’s book is long, but moves at a fast clip; I stayed up late three nights in a row to finish the last half of the book. 185 more words

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The Regan Revolution

There will never be another Exorcist, but not for lack of trying.  By now it’s fair to say William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and William Friedkin’s 1973 film version have become folk archetypes, spawning numerous sequels and prequels of the book ( 574 more words

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Review of Rick Perlstein's "The Invisible Bridge"

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perlstein’s effort, the third installment of his series, is an informative and insightful look at the fall of Nixon, as well as the incipient rise of Ronald Reagan. 434 more words

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