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    DescriptionAcclaimed historian and award-winning author Simon Schama offers an essential historical perspective on the crucial 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal. It's not business as usual. Cultural hostilities more irreconcilable than any since the Civil War have divided America in two. In November 2008, the American people elected a new president, feeling more anxious about the future of the nation than at any time since Watergate. Our omnipotent military, the cornucopia of material comforts available, the security of our borders, and the global economy can no longer be taken for granted. In The American Future, historian Simon Schama takes a long look at the multiple crises besetting the United States and asks how these problems look in the mirror of time. In four crucial debates--on wars, religion, race and immigration, and the relationship between natural resources and prosperity--Schama looks back to see more clearly into the future. Full of lost insights, The American Future showcases Schama's acclaimed gift for storytelling, ensuring these voices will be heard again.


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    Title
    The American Future
    Subtitle
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 653 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060539238
    ISBN 10: 0060539232
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Approval Code: A16010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.93
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 973.93
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A42203000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: E156 .S33 2009
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "It is a tribute to Mr. Schama's talent that he is able to make this work sound exciting, even inspiring. . . . "The American Future" is a success because Mr. Schama knows how to entwine past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole."--New York Times