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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584-2069
     

Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584-2069

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by William Strauss, Neil Howe
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ex-Capitol Hill aides Strauss and Howe analyze American history according to a convoluted theory of generational cycles, concocting a chronicle that often seems as woolly as a newspaper horoscope. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688081331
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
416

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