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The American future : a history, Simon Schama

Label
The American future : a history
Title
The American future
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Simon Schama offers an essential historical perspective on the 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal. Cultural hostilities more irreconcilable than any since the Civil War have divided America in two. In November 2008, the American people elected a new president, feeling more anxious about the future of the nation than at any time since Watergate. Our omnipotent military, the cornucopia of material comforts available, the security of our borders, and the global economy can no longer be taken for granted. Schama takes a long look at the multiple crises besetting the United States and asks how these problems look in the mirror of time. In four crucial debates--on wars, religion, race and immigration, and the relationship between natural resources and prosperity--Schama looks back to find lost insights into the future.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IHG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schama, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The American future : a history, Simon Schama
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by The Bodley Head"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-378) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060539238
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320953093
  • (OCoLC)320953093
Label
The American future : a history, Simon Schama
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by The Bodley Head"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-378) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060539238
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320953093
  • (OCoLC)320953093

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