Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584-2069by William Strauss, Neil Howe
William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and/i>
Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as Senator Albert Gore and Representative Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.
William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing everyone though the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history - a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises - from the founding colonials through the present day and on into the next millennium.
Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
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