9780143119555

American Dreams

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143119555

  • ISBN10:

    0143119559

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

The story of our nation from the A-bomb to the iPhone-from bestselling historian H.W. Brands With keen insight and an impeccable sense of the spirit of the times, H. W. Brands, one of today's preeminent historians, captures the American experience through the last six decades. As he chronicles politics, pop culture, and everything in between, Brands traces the changes we have gone through as a nation, recounting the great themes and events that have driven America- from the Yalta conference to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Apollo 11 to 9/11, My Lai to "shock and awe." In his adroit hands, movements and trends unfold through a character- driven narrative that shines a brilliant light on America's watershed moments and reveals a still unfolding legacy of dreams.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Visions Of Omnipotence: 1945-1965
Last One Standing: 1945-1946p. 3
The War That Never Ended: 1946-1948p. 24
Agnostics and Believers: 1949-1954p. 45
The Golden Age of the Middle Class: 1955-1960p. 68
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight: 1961-1965p. 100
The Twilight of Liberalism: 1965-1986
Paved with Good Intentions: 1965-1968p. 133
The Triumph of Cynicism: 1968-1974p. 159
Days of Malaise: 1974-1979p. 187
South by Southwest: 1979-1983p. 213
Fire or Iceland: 1983-1986p. 237
Silicon Schemes and Global Connections: 1987-2010
History Without End: 1987-1991p. 265
The Good Old Bad Old Days: 1992-1996p. 291
Culture Clash: 1996-2000p. 315
Blowback: 2000-2004p. 341
Still Dreaming: 2005-2010p. 367
Acknowledgmentsp. 387
Notesp. 389
Indexp. 401
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