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Author: Barry M. Goldwater, Barry M. Goldwater, John W. Dean Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781400177363
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Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in 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 fifty 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, Pure Goldwater offers a revelatory look at an American icon—and also reminds us of a more hopeful alternative to the dispiriting political landscape of today. Download and start listening now!


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  • An invaluable chronicle of the times. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “A sprawling treasure trove…Goldwater is worth rediscovering…Conservatives—and liberals, too—take note.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Goldwater’s own words are readable, agree with him or not… entries are thoughtful, informed, even scholarly.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • "Pure Goldwater provides new insights into the man viewed by many as a founding figure in modern American conservatism. There’s plain talk on a range of political issues here, but also personal glimpses…The journal entries about President Richard Nixon and Watergate are particularly eye-opening.”

    Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun

  • “An invaluable chronicle of the times.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An engaging memoir…[Goldwater’s writings] include funny, salty remarks that add to the folksy style…The editors show Goldwater’s ultimate success as being remembered as he hoped to be: ‘an honest man who tried his damndest.’ Recommended.”

    Library Journal

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    " behind the scenes of how the conservative party started. Very interesting reading "

About the Author

John W. Dean appears frequently on television to discuss matters relating to the Nixon presidency. Dean served as White House counsel during Nixon’s presidency and became involved in the Watergate scandal. He is referred to by the FBI as the master manipulator of the cover up. He regularly reviews books for the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, and and writes a regular column on legal, government, and political matters for the Internet publication Writ.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.