A fine survey of Goldwater's impact on American politics and society.
—California Bookwatch, The Political Science Shelf
This anthology is important on a national level because it serves to describe how Goldwater played a vital role in the rise of the conservative movement in post-WWII America. . . . Political junkies in Arizona and elsewhere will consider this required reading.
—Journal of Arizona History
The insightful pieces in this book offer a vision of the historical specificity of midcentury postwar conservatism.
—The Journal of American History
This book offers valuable scholarship that further cements Goldwater's central place in the rise of American conservatism.
The essays making up the chapters are interesting, well researched, and thought-provoking.
–Mary Brennan, author of Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace: Conservative Women and the Crusade Against Communism
Shermer reframes important controversies such as the relationship between southern and western conservatism, between religious and business conservatism, and between elite and grassroots mobilizations on the right.
–Bruce J. Schulman, author of The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics