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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069by William Strauss
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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.
Now available in paperback is one of the most talked about books of the past year. Hailed by Senator Albert Gore as "the most stimulating and politically relevant book on American history that I have ever read", Generations has been heralded by public figures and reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-519) and index.
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