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

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

by William Strauss, Neil Howe


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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker 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 every-one through 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 colonists through the present day and well into this millenium.

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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ISBN-13: 9780688119126
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/1992
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 126,021
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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