Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rick Perlstein

Narrated By: Kiff VandenHeuvel

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2017

Duration: 28 hours 11 minutes


Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked "peaceful coexistence" with the USSR. Perlstein's narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an essential book about the 1960s.