Don't Play Away Your Cards, Uncle Sam: The American Difference

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Lexington Books, 2002 - History - 169 pages
Hannah Arendt wrote that America was the greatest adventure of European man. Times have changed and stale anti-American sentiment flowing west from the European continent has replaced the flood of Europeans crossing the Atlantic in search of the American Dream. In Olof Murelius, one encounters a European observer who grasps what so many Europeans now miss, the adventure that is still America. Don't Play Away Your Cards, Uncle Sam is a spirited account of the growth of a nation. Murelius's work cuts a broad swathe through American history from the Founding Fathers to Bill Clinton, accentuating America's many and varied accomplishments. It is a gloriously unapologetic battle cry to America to cast off any lingering national self-doubt and will delight readers seeking a conversation with the best of Old Europe about the American "way of life."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
At the Beginning
3
Birth of the Nation
21
Forging an Identity
43
Gathering Storm Clouds
73
Facing the Enemy
89
A New Washington
105
The Beginning of the End?
115
The End of the Beginning
127
The Viable Adventure
143
Appendix
147
Bibliography
163
About the Author and Editor
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Olof Murelius is a consultant and writer. He lives in Sweden.

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