Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore (Oxford History of the United States)

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"Jim Patterson has done it again! Restless Giantis a worthy successor to his prize-winning Grand Expectations. Patterson writes with flair, an admirable sense of balance, and complete command of his sources. He covers the full gamut of American life; politics, economics, international affairs, race, sex, and the culture wars all get their due. Anyone wishing to understand modern America would do well to begin with this book."―Michael J. Klarman, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

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James Patterson's Bancroft Prize-winning Grand Expectations, the penultimate volume in the Oxford History of the United States, was hailed by The New York Times as "a spirited, sprawling narrative of American life" and by The Wall Street Journal as "a tour de force." Now, in the final chronological volume of this acclaimed series, Patterson again offers an authoritative and vibrant history of a turbulent period in American life.
Restless Giant provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush, in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era's many memorable figures―most notably, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton―and explore the "culture wars" where liberals and conservatives, including a resurgent Religious Right, appeared to cut the country in two. Indeed, Reagan helped to usher in a widespread conservative revolution, but even as the Right was ascendant politically, it did not succeed in reversing more liberal trends. Patterson describes how, when the Cold War finally ended, Americans faced bewildering new developments around the world and discovered―in Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, and Iraq―that it was far from easy to direct the outcome of global events. In exploring a wide range of cultural, social, and economic concerns, Patterson shows how the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, and urban decay all led many writers to portray this era as one of decline. But Restless Giant offers a more positive perspective, arguing that our often unmet expectations caused many of us to view the era negatively, when in fact we were in many ways better off than we thought. By 2000, most Americans lived more comfortably than they had in the 1970s, and though bigotry and discrimination were far from extinct, a powerful rights consciousness insured that these were less pervasive in American life than at any time in the past.
With insightful analyses and engaging prose, Restless Giant captures this period of American history in a way that no other book has, illuminating the road that the United States traveled from the dismal days of the mid-1970s through the hotly contested election of 2000.

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9780195122169: Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore (Oxford History of the United States)

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Descripción Oxford University Press, Oxford, London, New York, Toronto, &c., 2007. Soft cover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. BRILLIANT: LUCID: JUDICIOUS: SWEEPING INSIGHTFUL: NEW First Edition large format (quality) paperback (orig. 2007) w/ no. line showing 5th printing (c. 2014), NEW handsome color-illustrated cardboard-stock laminated cover w/ sharp new edges & corners showing orig. $19.95 pub. price at bottom-right rear panel, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, NEW "perma-glue" binding w/ NEW uncreased spine, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed on excellent unblemished paper * 9.22" x 6.12" x 1.18", 0.72 kg, xiii+448 (461) pp. * Editor's Introduction, Prologue, Bibliographical Essay, Index * Two 16 pp. illustration inserts of excellent b-w photographs & drawings presented on gloss-laminated paper following pp. 144 & 304 * In 'Restless Giant', acclaimed historical author James Patterson provides a crisp, concise assessment of the 27 years between the resignation of Richard Nixon & the election of George W. Bush in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves together social, cultural, political, economic, & international developments. We meet the era's many memorable figures & explore the "culture wars" between liberals & conservatives that appeared to split the country in two. Patterson describes how America began facing bewildering developments in places such as Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, & Iraq, & discovered that it was far from easy to direct the outcome of global events, & at times even harder for political parties to reach a consensus over what attempts should be made. At the same time, domestic issues such as the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, & urban decay led many in the media to portray the era as one of decline. Patterson offers a more positive perspective, arguing that, despite our often unmet expectations, we were in many ways better off than we thought. By 2000, most Americans lived more comfortably than they had in the 1970s, & though bigotry & discrimination were far from extinct, a powerful rights consciousness insured that these were less pervasive in American life than at any time in the past. With insightful analyses & engaging prose, 'Restless Giant' captures this period of American history in a way that no other book has, illuminating the road that the United States traveled from the dismal days of the mid-1970s through the hotly contested election of 2000. * "'Restless Giant' provides a comprehensive & authoritative account of American political, cultural, & social developments during the last quarter of the 20th century. This is elegant history, both fluent & judicious." - John Morton Blum * James T. Patterson is Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. One of the most highly respected historians of contemporary America, he is the author of 'Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974', which won a Bancroft Prize, & 'Brown v Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy'. * The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, & winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the most distinguished series in American historical scholarship," a series that "synthesizes a generation's worth of historical inquiry & knowledge into one literally state-of-the-art book." Conceived under the general editorship of C. Vann Woodward & Richard Hofstadter, & now under the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this renowned series blends social, political, economic, cultural, diplomatic, & military history into coherent & vividly written narrative. Nº de ref. del artículo: 008117

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condición: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. James Patterson s Bancroft Prize-winning Grand Expectations, the penultimate volume in the Oxford History of the United States, was hailed by The New York Times as a spirited, sprawling narrative of American life and by The Wall Street Journal as a tour de force. Now, in the final chronological volume of this acclaimed series, Patterson again offers an authoritative and vibrant history of a turbulent period in American life. Restless Giant provides a crisp, concise assessment of the twenty-seven years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush, in a sweeping narrative that seamlessly weaves together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era s many memorable figures-most notably, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton-and explore the culture wars where liberals and conservatives, including a resurgent Religious Right, appeared to cut the country in two. Indeed, Reagan helped to usher in a widespread conservative revolution, but even as the Right was ascendant politically, it did not succeed in reversing more liberal trends. Patterson describes how, when the Cold War finally ended, Americans faced bewildering new developments around the world and discovered-in Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, and Iraq-that it was far from easy to direct the outcome of global events. In exploring a wide range of cultural, social, and economic concerns, Patterson shows how the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, and urban decay all led many writers to portray this era as one of decline. But Restless Giant offers a more positive perspective, arguing that our often unmet expectations caused many of us to view the era negatively, when in fact we were in many ways better off than we thought. By 2000, most Americans lived more comfortably than they had in the 1970s, and though bigotry and discrimination were far from extinct, a powerful rights consciousness insured that these were less pervasive in American life than at any time in the past. With insightful analyses and engaging prose, Restless Giant captures this period of American history in a way that no other book has, illuminating the road that the United States traveled from the dismal days of the mid-1970s through the hotly contested election of 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: AOP9780195305227

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