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The American Future: A History From The Founding Fathers To Barack Obama (Paperback)
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The American Future: A History From The Founding Fathers To Barack Obama (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 02/07/2009
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The American Future traces the history of a country whose most enduring trait is its capacity for self-renewal, especially at times of disaster. Examining issues of power, race and immigration, religious fervour and prosperity, this masterful portrait of the world's most controversial superpower looks backwards and forwards to understand why now, more than ever, the fate of America, and by extension the rest of the world, is hanging in the balance.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099520399
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


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Schama is a genius of storytelling * The Times *
The American Future shares Kerouac's almost inebriated eloquence, the words tumbling delightfully across the page, the sentences as playfully ornate as the Charlie Parker saxophone solos that Kerouac so adored... Also an inspiring and illuminating work of history, a reflection on the essence of America with a bedrock of deep knowledge behind the bebop prose. A more inspiring evocation of the spirit of liberal America - past, present and future - does not exist -- Niall Ferguson * Financial Times *
The master storyteller takes on the greatest story of our time, America ... Essential reading * Tatler *
This is the most exhilarating book that has been written about America for at least eight years...ebulliently combative...instantly engaging...weaving the immediate present with its earlier history... Schama has delivered a glittering tale of America's past * Spectator *
A wonderfully thought-provoking book... Schama continually illuminates the broad sweep of events with reference to telling details...fascinating * Daily Express *

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