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