The Violent American Century

Author: John W. Dower
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467260
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The winner of numerous national prizes for his historical writings, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, Dower draws heavily on hard data and internal U.S. planning and pronouncements in this concise analysis of war and ...

In The Shadows Of The American Century

Author: Alfred W. MCCoy
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608467740
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–OLIVER STONE, Academy Award–winning director of Platoon “In the Shadows
of the American Century persuasively argues for the inevitable decline of the
American empire and the rise of China. Whether or not one is a believer in
American power, the case that Alfred McCoy makes—that much of America's
decline is due to its own contradictions and failures—is a sad one. He provides a
glimmer of hope that America can ease into the role of a more generous, more
collaborative, ...

The End Of The American Century

Author: David S. Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742557024
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Violent. Crime. The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's
population [and] a quarter of the world's prisoners. —New York Times, April 23,
2008 The idea of the "American Century" — that the United States would guide,
succor, and lead the rest of the world — was based on the assumption that the
United States itself would be a dynamic, healthy, productive, and prosperous
country. Even in 1941, when Henry Luce coined the phrase, it seemed like a
pretty safe assumption.

In Our Own Words

Author: Senator Robert Torricelli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743410521
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Presents a collection of oratory including sermons, speeches, courtroom arguments, radio broadcasts, eulogies, and commencement addresses.

An American Century

Author: John W. Kirshon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609119576
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Mark Twain, who liked him personally, called him the “Tom Sawyer of the political
world of the twentieth century.” Although they were disturbed by the violent turn of
events, Oscar and Jay were heartened by the prospect of a new president who
would offer active leadership to all the American people, not just the wealthy few.
It was the dawn of a new age of idealistic reform, the Progressive Era. ChAPter II
lilly Jay, who lived in Browning, Montana, stayed 11 An American Century.

The American Century And Beyond

Author: George C. Herring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190649267
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4 Antiwar protests, the women's liberation movement, and the sexual revolution
sparked deeply divisive culture wars that would rage into the next century. The
rise of a counterculture— usually young, alienated rebels, often called hippies,
who rejected the values of mainstream society—provoked an angry and fearful
response from the middleclass Americans they disdained. A mushrooming crime
rate and rising violence created the appearance of a nation coming apart at the
seams.