The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972 [NOOK Book]

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Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative and powerful exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester's account is both dramatic and surprisingly intimate--with compelling details that could only be ...
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The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972

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Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative and powerful exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester's account is both dramatic and surprisingly intimate--with compelling details that could only be known by a dedicated historian who lived through and documented this fascinating time in history.

For several decades, William Manchester was the most popular and highly regarded historian and biographer of his time--and this book provides the reader with a powerful example of the reason for that reputation.

"There is no fiction that can compete with good, gossipy, anecdotal history--the inside story of who said or did what in moments of great tensions or crisis... I think you ought to read this history and weep, read it and laugh, read it and don't repeat it." --Anatole Broyard

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Manchester (1922-2004) was a journalist, Professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University, and the best-selling author of several noted histories, novels, and biographies, including The Last Lion, a biography of Winston Churchill spanning several volumes; American Caesar, on the life of Douglas MacArthur; The Arms of Krupp, A World Lit Only By Fire, and The Death of a President. His awards include the Dag Hammarskjold International Literary Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, and the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.
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  • BN ID: 2940148986713
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 122,854
  • File size: 15 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    A well-written narrative history

    The book begins in the darkest days of the Great Depression,
    at one of the lowest points in this country's past. Manchester
    brings alive the struggle of Americans through an economic
    collapse, a world war, and the Cold War.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2000

    Fabulous Read - Exhaustively Researched

    Manchester is in a class of his own. He is an exceptionally talented researcher who writes brilliantly. His writing almost makes you feel that you are participating in the events he describes. His writing is never boring and often inspiring. He is a prodigous researcher and writer. I have read most of his works and all are excellent and worthwhile. I especially recommend 'Goodbye, Darkess', an autobigraphical account of his experience as a Marine in the Pacific in World War II. If you are going to read his other historical works, read Goodbye Darkness first. It will give you some very useful insights into the author and add context and texture to whatever else of his you are reading.

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