Rick Perlstein is the author of NIXONLAND: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; BEFORE THE STORM: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, was published in August, 2014. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago.