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    DescriptionA "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice A "Los Angeles Times" Best Book of 2011 In "That Used to Be Us," Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze the four major challenges we face as a country---globalization, the revolution in information technology, chronic deficits, and our pattern of energy consumption---and spell out what we need to do now to preserve American power in the world. The end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess in many ways remind us of a time when "that used to be us." But Friedman and Mandelbaum show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. "That Used to Be Us" is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.


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    Title
    That Used to Be Us
    Subtitle
    How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas L Friedman, By (author) Michael Mandelbaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250013729
    ISBN 10: 1250013720
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ, JFFS, PDR, JNA, KCP
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000, POL023000, POL028000, POL011000, POL033000, COM079000
    DC22: 973.932
    DC21: 973.932
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL030000
    LC classification: BF408 .F747 2012
    Edition statement
    Expanded ed.
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Author Information
    Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist--the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them "From Beirut to Jerusalem" and "The World Is Flat." He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. After three years with United Press International, he joined "The New York Times," where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the "Times," he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. Friedman's first book, "From Beirut to Jerusalem," won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, "The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization" (1999), won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as "Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11." His fourth book, "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century" (2005) became a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. "The World Is Flat" has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. In 2008 he brought out "Hot, Flat, and Crowded," which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, "That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back," co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, will be published in September 2011. Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including "The Ideas That Conquered the World."
    Review quote
    "At once enlightened and enlightening...[American society] could use more of the generous responsible spirit Friedman and Mandelbaum recommend."--The New York Times Book Review "Thoroughly researched and passionately argued...That Used to Be Us is an important contribution to an intensifying debate, and it deserves the widest possible attention....Compelling."--The New York Times "Anyone who cares about America's future---anyone planning to vote in 2012---ought to read this book and hear the authors' compelling case."--The Christian Science Monitor "An important and eminently readable book."--The New York Review of Books "Touches a nerve...In a country whose politicians are partisan intransigents and whose commentators are more interested in zingers than solutions, it takes courage to be so baldly civic-minded."--BusinessWeek