A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 11, 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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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

A Century Turns by William Bennet

User Review  - Kelf - Borders

What's happened to our country? It seemed such little time ago that there wasn't such terrible corruption in the capitol; before the war on terror began; before scandals broke out across the nation ... 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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r. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio shows, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, he is also the Distinguished Fellow of the American Strategy Group. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books, and lives near Washington, DC.

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