《Bran-New + Explore What Inspire And Define The American Spirit & Identity》Neil Baldwin - THE AMERICAN REVELATION : Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War
This National bestseller in paperback edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM96.98. Now here Only at RM25. In The American Revelation, Neil Baldwin, one of our most exciting and provocative intellectual historians, applies his formidable energies to the story of how the American Spirit developed over four centuries, through an inspiring―and unsparing―examination of selected ideals that have helped inform our culture through the vivid personalities who set the course. Figures both familiar and forgotten illuminate this timely narrative of popular history that enlivens the current debate about America's proper role in a turbulent post-9/11 world. Though an ideal may have been forgotten, that does not mean it no longer has the power to move us and shape our future. Exuberant and lively, The American Revelation will inspire all readers, regardless of their politics, to revisit and revalue our country's high-minded heritage. Given the polarization of contemporary America, says historian and former National Book Foundation executive director Baldwin, "we need to turn to galvanizing beliefs that will provide a unifying focus...." To this end, Baldwin ably investigates 10 key precepts of what might be called "fundamental Americanism," while at the same time highlighting iconic Americans who helped to define and articulate those precepts. In this book, he turns his energies to the unfolding story of how the American spirit developed over 400 years. This inspiring examination of the ideals that have grown to inform our national identity and of the figures who set the course for our evolving self image covers: ● City on a Hill--John Winthrop--1630 ● Common Sense--Thomas Paine--1776 ● E pluribus unum--Pierre-Eugene Du Simitiere--1776 ● Self Reliance--Ralph Waldo Emerson--1841 ● Manifest Destiny--John L. O'Sullivan--1845 ● Progress and Poverty--Henry George--1879 ●The Sphere of Action--Jane Addams--1902 ● The Melting Pot--Israel Zangwill--1908 ● The Negro in Our History--Carter Woodson--1922 ● The Marshall Plan--George C. Marshall--1947 Any collection such as this desperately needs Abraham Lincoln's soaring poetry regarding government "of the people, by the people, for the people," and a nod to the Declaration of Independence and JFK's inaugural speech, among other key rhetorical pillars of the American experiment. Neil Baldwin writes of figures both familiar and forgotten in this work of popular history that seeks to illuminate and enliven the current debate about American's role in the world. Meticulously researched and entertainingly written, THE AMERICAN REVELATION will make all U.S. readers, regardless of their politics, be proud of our country's intellectual heritage and high-minded values and will reassert those ideals to the rest of the world. "What is an American? What do Americans believe? Why do we act as we do? At a time when much of the world, and even we ourselves, may not always be sure, Neil Baldwin, in this fascinating study, draws an illuminating portrait of the people and ideals that have guided our national destiny."- Ronald Steel, National Book Award winner, author of Walter Lippmann and the American Century “A readable exercise in civics, and surely more inclusive than, say, William Bennett’s or Lynne Cheney’s published views on what those best ideals might be." --KIRKUS REVIEWS About the Author Neil Baldwin is the author of many works of biography and nonfiction, including most recently Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass-Production of Hate and Edison: Inventing the Century. He is co-Chair of the NYU Biography Seminar and (as of September 2006) Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Montclair State University. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
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