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The cycles of American history

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This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin in Boston.

Written in English

498 pages

What is the key to the American enigma? We cannot escape history; and in The Cycles of American History, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, shows how our past shapes our present and foretells our future. In lucid and compelling prose, he confronts the major themes of the American experience: what the United States as an experiment in self-government is all about; the thirty-year rhythm of our politics; the American way in foreign affairs; the question of American imperialism; the origins and significance of the Cold War; government and the free market in American economic growth; the decay of the political parties; the aftermath of the imperial presidency; the crucial role of leadership in democracy. - Jacket flap.

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Cover of: The Cycles of American History
The Cycles of American History
June 1, 1999, Mariner Books
in English
Cover of: The cycles of American history
The cycles of American history
1999, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 1st Mariner books ed.
Cover of: The cycles of American history
The cycles of American history
1987, Deutsch
in English
Cover of: The cycles of American history
The cycles of American history
1986, Franklin Library
in English - 1st ed., Signed 1st ed.
Cover of: The cycles of American history
The cycles of American history
1986, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover in English

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The cycles of American history

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What is the key to the American enigma? We cannot escape history; and in The Cycles of American History, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, shows how our past shapes our present and foretells our future. In lucid and compelling prose, he confronts the major themes of the American experience: what the United States as an experiment in self-government is all about; the thirty-year rhythm of our politics; the American way in foreign affairs; the question of American imperialism; the origins and significance of the Cold War; government and the free market in American economic growth; the decay of the political parties; the aftermath of the imperial presidency; the crucial role of leadership in democracy. - Jacket flap.

The cycles of American history

This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin in Boston.


Table of Contents

The theory of America : experiment or destiny?
The cycles of American politics
Foreign policy and the American character
National interests and moral absolutes
Human rights and the American tradition
The Solzhenitsyn challenge
America and empire
Why the Cold War?
Affirmative government and the American economy
The short happy life of American political parties
After the imperial presidency
The future of the vice presidency
Vicissitudes of presidential reputations
Democracy and leadership

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [439]-473.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973
Library of Congress
E183.7 .S373 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiii, 498 p.
Number of pages
498
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2714734M
Internet Archive
cyclesofamerican00schl
ISBN 10
0395378877
ISBN 13
9780395378878
LC Control Number
86007706
Library Thing
290952
Goodreads
798461

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