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Author Brands, H. W.

Title American dreams : the United States since 1945 / H. W. Brands.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.92 BRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 420 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-400) and index.
Contents I. Visions of omnipotence: 1945-1965 -- Last one standing: 1945-1946 -- The war that never ended: 1946-1948 -- Agnostics and believers: 1949-1954 -- The golden age of the middle class: 1955-1960 -- Abraham Lincoln walks at midnight: 1961-1965 -- II. The twilight of liberalism: 1965-1986 -- Paved with good intentions: 1965-1968 -- The triumph of cynicism: 1968-1974 -- Days of malaise: 1974-1979 -- South by southwest: 1979-1983 -- Fire or Iceland: 1983-1986 -- III. Silicon schemes and global connections: 1987-2009 -- History without end: 1987-1991 -- The good old bad old days: 1992-1996 -- Culture clash: 1996-2000 -- Blowback: 2000-2004 -- Still dreaming: 2005-2010.
Summary From bestselling historian H. W. Brands, an incisive chronicle of the events and trends that guided--and sometimes misguided--our nation from the A-bomb to the iPhone. Ultimately Brands captures the national experience through the last six decades and reveals the still-unfolding legacy of dreams born out of a global cataclysm.
Subject National characteristics, American.
United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 9781594202629
1594202621
Standard Number 3190798