My Times and Life: A Historian's Progress through a Contentious Age

Overview

Morton Keller recounts his “not extraordinary life played out in quite extraordinary times”—from the Great Depression through World War Two, the cold war, the sixties, and 9/11. A classic American saga of respectable achievement from relatively humble origins, his life through eight-plus decades as a dues-paying member of the middle class resonates beyond the individual to echo the experiences, the beliefs, and the values of his generation.

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Overview

Morton Keller recounts his “not extraordinary life played out in quite extraordinary times”—from the Great Depression through World War Two, the cold war, the sixties, and 9/11. A classic American saga of respectable achievement from relatively humble origins, his life through eight-plus decades as a dues-paying member of the middle class resonates beyond the individual to echo the experiences, the beliefs, and the values of his generation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817911843
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Edition description: First Edition, 1st Edition
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Morton Keller is the Spector Professor of History Emeritus at Brandeis University. He previously taught at the University of North Carolina and the University of Pennsylvania and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Sussex, and Oxford, where he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History.

He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy. He has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution since 2005.

His books include The Life Insurance Enterprise, 1885-1910 (1963); The Art and Politics of Thomas Nast (1968); Affairs of State: Public Life in Late Nineteenth Century America (1977); Regulating a New Economy (1990); Regulating a New Society (1994); Making Harvard Modern (with Phyllis Keller) (2001); and America’s Three Regimes (2007).

Articles written by Keller have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Daedalus, the New Republic, the American Interest, the Wilson Quarterly, and many scholarly journals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Beginnings 5

Chapter 2 War and Peace 25

Chapter 3 Up and Out 47

Chapter 4 Riding the Wave 71

Chapter 5 Family Matters 99

Chapter 6 The Late Middle Ages 117

Chapter 7 After All 139

Index 151

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