America Since 1945 Penquin Academic Edition

ISBN-10: 0205568483
ISBN-13: 9780205568482
Edition: 2012
Authors: H. W. Brands
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Description: America Since 1945 is an engaging narrative from bestselling Historian H.W. Brands that tells of an America at the apex of global power with dreams of prosperity and limitless power as the second half of the century lay ahead. Brands traces the  More...

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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

America Since 1945 is an engaging narrative from bestselling Historian H.W. Brands that tells of an America at the apex of global power with dreams of prosperity and limitless power as the second half of the century lay ahead. Brands traces the events and their significance, in addition to how they are connected, that have shaped America since 1945. The booktells of a country that had vanquished the despair and poverty of the Great Depression, conquered the evil of militant fascism during World War II and was looking ahead with infinite promise. Brands details the changes America has gone through since 1945 to reveal the themes and ambitions that have driven America, all while capturing the national experiences of the last six decades to bare the still unfolding legacy of dreams born out of a global upheaval. America Since 1945 is the Penguin Academic Edition of bestseller Brands' America Dreams, which chronicles the events and circumstances that have guided America from Okinawa to the Great Recession.

H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbuuilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. While several of his books have been best sellers, two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

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