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The crosswinds of freedom, by James MacGregor Burns

Label
The crosswinds of freedom
Title
The crosswinds of freedom
Statement of responsibility
by James MacGregor Burns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's taking office in March of 1933, the author chronicles the most extraordinary period in American history--a time of depression, war, social and cultural upheaval, and incredible economic prosperity.He offers shrewd portraits of the nine presidents who seved over the 56 years
  • The final volume of Burns's classic history of the American Experiment, from the election of FDR to the final days of the Cold War "Crosswinds of Freedom" is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world's sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation's complex cultural tapestry, Burns's work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the "American Century."
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Burns, James MacGregor
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.B94 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American experiment
Series volume
v. 3
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  • United States
  • United States
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  • États-Unis
  • United States
Label
The crosswinds of freedom, by James MacGregor Burns
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/7854-1/James+MacGregor+Burns.aspx
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-819) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. What kind of freedom? The crisis of leadership. The divided legacy -- The "hundred days" of action -- "Discipline and direction under leadership"? -- The arc of conflict. Class war in America -- "Lenin or Christ" -- or a path between? -- The politics of tumult -- Appeal to the people -- The crisis of majority rule. Court-packing: the switch in time -- Congress-purging: the broken spell -- Deadlock at the center -- The fission of ideas -- The people's art -- Part II. Strategies of freedom. Freedom under siege. The zigzag road to war -- The war of two worlds -- The production of war -- The Rainbow Coalition embattled -- Cold War: the fearful giants. The death and life of Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The long telegram -- The spiral of fear -- The price of suspicion -- The imperium of freedom. The technology of freedom -- The language of freedom -- Dilemmas of freedom -- The free and the unfree. The Boston Irish -- The southern poor -- The invisible Latins -- The revolutionary Asians -- Part III. Liberation struggles. Striding toward freedom. Onward, Christian soldiers -- Marching as to war -- We shall overcome -- The world turned upside down. People of this generation -- Rolling thunder -- Into the quicksand -- Songs of the sixties -- Liberty, equality, sisterhood. Breaking through the silken curtain -- The liberation of women -- The personal is political -- Part IV. The crosswinds of freedom. Prime time: Peking and Moscow. Finding China -- Peace without peace -- Foreign policy: the faltering experiments -- Vice and Virtue. Watergate: a morality tale -- Crime and punishment -- Carter: the arc of morality -- Gun and bible -- The culture of the workshop. The dicing game of science -- The rich and the poor -- Crossways, land and sky -- Part V. The rebirth of freedom? The kaleidoscope of thought. Habits of individualism -- Kinesis: the southern Californians -- Superspectatorship -- The New Yorkers -- The conservative mall -- The decline of leadership. Republicans: waiting for Mr. Right -- The structure of disarray -- Realighment?: waiting for lefty -- A rebirth of leadership? -- Memories of the future: a personal epilogue
Control code
ocm18871593
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xi, 864 pages
Isbn
9780394512761
Lccn
88045496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o18871593
  • (OCoLC)18871593
Label
The crosswinds of freedom, by James MacGregor Burns
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/7854-1/James+MacGregor+Burns.aspx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-819) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. What kind of freedom? The crisis of leadership. The divided legacy -- The "hundred days" of action -- "Discipline and direction under leadership"? -- The arc of conflict. Class war in America -- "Lenin or Christ" -- or a path between? -- The politics of tumult -- Appeal to the people -- The crisis of majority rule. Court-packing: the switch in time -- Congress-purging: the broken spell -- Deadlock at the center -- The fission of ideas -- The people's art -- Part II. Strategies of freedom. Freedom under siege. The zigzag road to war -- The war of two worlds -- The production of war -- The Rainbow Coalition embattled -- Cold War: the fearful giants. The death and life of Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The long telegram -- The spiral of fear -- The price of suspicion -- The imperium of freedom. The technology of freedom -- The language of freedom -- Dilemmas of freedom -- The free and the unfree. The Boston Irish -- The southern poor -- The invisible Latins -- The revolutionary Asians -- Part III. Liberation struggles. Striding toward freedom. Onward, Christian soldiers -- Marching as to war -- We shall overcome -- The world turned upside down. People of this generation -- Rolling thunder -- Into the quicksand -- Songs of the sixties -- Liberty, equality, sisterhood. Breaking through the silken curtain -- The liberation of women -- The personal is political -- Part IV. The crosswinds of freedom. Prime time: Peking and Moscow. Finding China -- Peace without peace -- Foreign policy: the faltering experiments -- Vice and Virtue. Watergate: a morality tale -- Crime and punishment -- Carter: the arc of morality -- Gun and bible -- The culture of the workshop. The dicing game of science -- The rich and the poor -- Crossways, land and sky -- Part V. The rebirth of freedom? The kaleidoscope of thought. Habits of individualism -- Kinesis: the southern Californians -- Superspectatorship -- The New Yorkers -- The conservative mall -- The decline of leadership. Republicans: waiting for Mr. Right -- The structure of disarray -- Realighment?: waiting for lefty -- A rebirth of leadership? -- Memories of the future: a personal epilogue
Control code
ocm18871593
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xi, 864 pages
Isbn
9780394512761
Lccn
88045496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o18871593
  • (OCoLC)18871593

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