A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 12, 2010 - History - 336 pages
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In A Century Turns, William J. Bennett explores America's recent and momentous history?the contentious election of 1988, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of global Communism, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the technological and commercial boom of the 1990s, the war on terror, and the election of America's first black president.

Surveying politics and pop culture, economics and technology, war and religion, Bennett pieces together the players, the personalities, the feats and the failures that transformed key moments in the American story. And he captures it all with piercing insight and unrelenting optimism.

  

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I found it easy to read and fairly self-contained. - Christianbook.com
Bennett's writing is clear and engaging. - Borders
This book is a page turner. - Borders

A Century Turns By William J. Bennett

User Review  - Chris - Christianbook.com

I grew up reading stories from William Bennett’s Book of Virtues, so I was very interested in reading his perspective on our country’s history. A Century Turns shares a unique view of America’s ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg Miller - Goodreads

An excellent overview of 1998-2008, putting things into perspective despite the lack of time in which to do so. Bennett reminds us key event and their implications on today's world. I did detect some ... Read full review

Contents

Enemies Abroad Challenges at Home
1
Rise of the Boomer
53
Into the Fire
117
Bush and the Age of Terror
153
Bushs Second TermIn War Controversy
202
Peril Promise Failure Success
229
Epilogue
271
Acknowledgments
277
Notes
279
Index
311
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About the author (2010)

R. William (Bill) Bennett grew up on the Jersey shore and in

Connecticut. He and his wife, Loree, are the parents of four

children, and they reside at the base of the Rocky Mountains in

Alpine, Utah.

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