From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama


Rozenman, Eric


Eric Rozenman recently retired as communications consultant for the Washington, DC-based Jewish Policy Center and previously served as Washington director of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Earlier, Rozenman edited B’nai B’rith’s International Jewish Monthly magazine and the Washington Jewish Week. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and such periodicals as the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and Journal of International Security Affairs. Rozenman has taught history at Northern Virginia Community College and is the author of Jews Make the Best Demons: “Palestine” and the Jewish Question.

From “I Like Ike” to razor-wire and National Guard troops ringing the U.S. Capitol, from Carl Perkins’s “Blue Suede Shoes” to Brotha Lynch Hung’s “Meat Cleaver,” the United States has changed. Seven decades of material abundance and unprecedented technological advances have entwined with pronounced social and cultural fragmentation. What — and who — can explain this peculiar transformation of the land of the free and home of the brave?

In From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama, Eric Rozenman takes readers on an often wry, but always substantive, journey through the past 65 years of American culture. The author provides first-hand accounts of key players and events. Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, rock stars, movie stars, survivors, protesters, and a Miss America all have their say. An FBI investigation of the author makes clear that those in charge didn’t know the half of it. Bob Hope and Shirley Temple Black, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel are among those who paint the era’s impressionistic portrait, by turns entertaining and tragic. Through a fast-moving series of vignettes, From Elvis to Trump highlights a nation and a time that concludes – brakes screeching before a STOP sign that was there all along – in unparalleled change and challenge.

History, Political Science, American Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural History
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
978-1680537369 Hardcover
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