Perlstein next Historical Perspectives lecturer

GREEN BAY — Rick Perlstein, author of the New York Times bestseller “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America,” is the next speaker in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Historical Perspectives Lecture Series.

Perlstein will speak at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Phoenix Room B inside the University Union. The discussion is titled “Nixonland: A Guided Tour.”

The book analyzes how the country went from a resounding Democratic victory in 1964 for President Lyndon Johnson to a Republican victory and lop-sided re-election for President Richard Nixon in the next two elections.

Although Perlstein is known for more his liberal writing, the book has received acclaim from both sides of the political aisle.

Perlstein also penned “Before The Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus,” which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for History. It also appeared on the best books of the year lists for the New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.

Perlstein is a senior fellow at the Campaign For America’s Future. There, he writes the blog, “The Big Con,” a blog about the alleged failures of conservative governance. He formerly wrote for The Village Voice and The New Republic.

He received a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Chicago in 1992.

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series was first organized in 1985. It is the foremost activity for UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change. This annual series of talks features a wide variety of historians and social scientists. For more visit: