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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Jon Gauger Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: America: The Last Best Hope Release Date:
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The whole world can change in twenty years—and it did. Where is America going? Just look at the decades between 1988 and 2008. As America collectively exhaled at the end of the Cold War, we loosened our grip on the fear of nuclear confrontation for the first time since WWII. Some scholars even characterized the collapse of the Soviet Union as the end of history itself. Peace was palpable. But America’s domestic and global vitals changed almost instantly, and turbulence, not tranquility, marked the turn of the century: the war on drugs, race riots, values debates, deep economic shifts, and the growing threat of terrorism on US soil that would tragically play out in 2001. And there were storms abroad: US forces landed in Panama, Somalia, Kuwai, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Names such as Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden folded seamlessly—and almost instantly—into the American vernacular. Where is America going? Recent history offers the only signposts. What Bennett makes clear is that we are at a critical juncture: “Today, the levels of both hope and fear are at a high point. Whether we can expand the former and reduce the latter…will depend on what we do with the challenges before us today.” Download and start listening now!

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  • “Political science students and observers from both parties may glean a few insights from this chronicle.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/10/2014

    " Interesting US history book written as a narrative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 2/9/2014

    " This was a great history book. I love history, I just hate the anti-American slant that many history books tend to have taken nowadays. This one lays down the facts as they are! The Founding Fathers weren't perfect men. They weren't always the nicest men, and they didn't always make the best decisions, but they created this great country that has stood up for over 300 years now. That's quite an accomplishment! This book focuses on the positive lessons that can be learned from history and gives a bright outlook on the future. A good fun read too! I can't wait to read the second part! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kbwright | 2/8/2014

    " Great book on American History. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karl Ammerman | 2/6/2014

    " Bill Bennett did an amazing job with this two-volume book. Educational and entertaining. "

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