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The Cycles of American History

Door Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Categorie
Geschiedenis Noord-Amerika
Boeknummer
#227584
Titel
The Cycles of American History
Auteur
Schlesinger Jr., Arthur M.
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Cpmpany
Jaar van uitgave
1986
ISBN10
039545400x
ISBN13
9780395454008
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian discusses "the Cold War, political parties, the presidency, and many broader philosophical issues [with] incisive wit" (Library Journal).

A celebrated historian, speechwriter, and adviser to President Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. draws on decades of astute observation to construct a dialectic of American politics, or as Time magazine called it, a "recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul."

The Cycles of American History traces two conflicting visions of America—Experiment vs. Destiny—through two centuries of political evolution, conflict, and progress. In this updated edition, Schlesinger reflects on the dawn of a new millennium and how new social and technological revolutions coul
... (Lees verder)d lead to a revolution in American political cycles.

"Whatever the nation's political future, it can benefit from the intelligence and regard for our country's best traditions evident in these informed and humane essays." —The**New York Times

"Displays the author at his best: trenchant, erudite, crisp." —Foreign Affairs

"An excellent and provocative primer on the challenges surrounding the contemporary American political setting . . . First-rate history mixed with a strong sense of public service." —The Christian Science Monitor
Pagina's
498
Conditie
Goed — Name and date on title page.
Prijs
€ 10,00

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