The American Future: A History

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9780060539245: The American Future: A History

Book by Schama Simon

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Nothing that has happened since the inauguration of Barack Obama has dispelled the sense that the election of 2008 was the kind of moment of truth in American politics and history that seldom comes along. Simon Schama, the acclaimed historian and award-winning critic, followed the campaign, but unlike other accounts, The American Future looks at that contemporary moment through the window of time. In four areas critical to the fate of the American republic--war; the place of religion in politics and culture; immigration; and the tenacious grip of expectations of permanent abundance--Schama looks back to see more clearly into the future. Full of lost insights and spellbinding tales, discovering men and women who have been forgotten in the big record, The American Future showcases Schama's unique gift of storytelling, ensuring these eloquent voices will be heard again as the nation moves forward into an uncertain moment in its history.

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"Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller." -- Boston Globe

"His specialty is finding interesting midlevel characters from the buried mounds of history and telling their stories. In the first great chunk of the book, he tells the stories of the Meigses...gripping portraits...Simon Schama the outstanding historian still survives."--David Brooks, New York Times Book Review

"With eloquence, wit, passion and irony, "The American Future" traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny. . . . Schama's is a book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Schama is a genius of storytelling. . . . A historian who radiates such anticipated pleasure is a rare thing. We are lucky to have him."--The Times (London)

"A lively meditation on American history . . . Schama's wide-ranging narratives wander between contemporary reportage . . . and fluent, richly literate history."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller."--Boston Globe

"As a literary endeavor, The American Future does live up to the author's lofty standards. Schama is, among other things, a nimble biographer...[and] a writer of gorgeous prose."--Washington Post

"I hope Obama will have this book on his bedside table. A more inspiring evocation of the spirit of liberal America--past, present and future--does not exist."--Niall Ferguson

"It has its own particular charm . . . a fabulous jumble-sale, full of old treasures and recent acquisitions. Anyone interested in America will find in it something to their fancy."--The Economist

"His historical narrative is excellent. . . . [Schama] writes beautifully about Americans of the past."--Miami Herald

Schama is a genius of storytelling. . . . A historian who radiates such anticipated pleasure is a rare thing. We are lucky to have him. --The Times (London)"

It is a tribute to Mr. Schama s talent that he is able to make this work sound exciting, even inspiring. . . . "The American Future" is a success because Mr. Schama knows how to entwine past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole. --New York Times"

With eloquence, wit, passion and irony, "The American Future" traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny. . . . Schama s is a book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts. --Philadelphia Inquirer"

Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller. --Boston Globe"

A lively meditation on American history . . . Schama s wide-ranging narratives wander between contemporary reportage . . . and fluent, richly literate history. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

It has its own particular charm . . . a fabulous jumble-sale, full of old treasures and recent acquisitions. Anyone interested in America will find in it something to their fancy. --The Economist"

As a literary endeavor, The American Future does live up to the author s lofty standards. Schama is, among other things, a nimble biographer...[and] a writer of gorgeous prose. --Washington Post"

His historical narrative is excellent. . . . [Schama] writes beautifully about Americans of the past. --Miami Herald"

His specialty is finding interesting midlevel characters from the buried mounds of history and telling their stories. In the first great chunk of the book, he tells the stories of the Meigses...gripping portraits...Simon Schama the outstanding historian still survives. --David Brooks, New York Times Book Review"

I hope Obama will have this book on his bedside table. A more inspiring evocation of the spirit of liberal America past, present and future does not exist. --Niall Ferguson"

"It is a tribute to Mr. Schama's talent that he is able to make this work sound exciting, even inspiring. . . . The American Future is a success because Mr. Schama knows how to entwine past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole."--New York Times

"With eloquence, wit, passion and irony, The American Future traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny. . . . Schama's is a book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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