Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

by Roy H. Williams, Michael R. Drew
     
 

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Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable.Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess

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Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable.Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind.There is a pattern and it is forty years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite.Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to listen to this book.

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"Pendulum offers fascinating insights into the surprises and revelations of shifting social trends throughout history. Roy H. Williams and Michael Drew answer the age-old question: What makes us tick?" —Harvey Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452609843
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
"Pendulum offers fascinating insights into the surprises and revelations of shifting social trends throughout history. Roy H. Williams and Michael Drew answer the age-old question: What makes us tick?" —-Harvey Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Meet the Author

Michael R. Drew, a leading book marketer in the publishing industry, has propelled nearly seventy-five books onto national bestseller lists, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the New York Times.

Roy H. Williams is the bestselling author of several books, including Destinae, The Wizard of Ads, Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads, and Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads, which was named the Wall Street Journal's number one business book in 1999.

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