American Dreams : The United States Since 1945

Author(s): H W Brands


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.

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'A crisp, balanced account of America.' - THE ECONOMIST

'Brands weaves together keen political history with anecdote and marvellous sense of place to produce a vivid tableau.' - THE BOSTON GLOBE

'Brands knows how to write narrative and how to make the complex comprehensible.' - JONATHAN YARDLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

General Fields

  • : 9780143119555
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.354
  • : April 2011
  • : 212mm X 141mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : H W Brands
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 973.9
  • : 420