Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of Its Strength David Halberstam

ISBN: 9780792259091

Published: May 16th 2006

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304 pages


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Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of Its Strength  by  David Halberstam

Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of Its Strength by David Halberstam
May 16th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780792259091 | 5.35 Mb

The freer we are … the stronger we are, writes David Halberstam in this probing compilation of original essays which distill the essence of America, an evergreen subject rendered even more timely by recent world events that highlight culturalMoreThe freer we are … the stronger we are, writes David Halberstam in this probing compilation of original essays which distill the essence of America, an evergreen subject rendered even more timely by recent world events that highlight cultural clashes and prompt us not just to reconsider foreign attitudes and aspirations but to think anew about our own.Each chapter explores fundamental qualities, concepts and accomplishments that shape the American character: the sheer size of our country- the legendary events of our history- the heroes, villains, and icons of our national mythology- our enduring dream of a meritocratic society- and the unmistakable spirit that defines us both to ourselves and the rest of the world.

Halberstams keen observations introduce richly varied contributions by distinguished and eloquent commentators like Russell Baker, Ben Bradlee, James Fallows, Cynthia Gorney, Vartan Gregorian, and Janet Maslin, among others, who consider everything from Manifest Destiny to the McCarthy hearings and from Paul Reveres midnight gallop to John Waynes classic cowboy riding tall through the American Century. Inspiring, enlightening, and enhanced by more than 300 photographs and illustrations, this wide-ranging collection provides thought-provoking, often surprising insights into how todays America took shape, who we are as a nation now, and where our country is headed.



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