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The Resource The eagle's shadow : why America fascinates and infuriates the world, Mark Hertsgaard

The eagle's shadow : why America fascinates and infuriates the world, Mark Hertsgaard

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The eagle's shadow : why America fascinates and infuriates the world
Title
The eagle's shadow
Title remainder
why America fascinates and infuriates the world
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hertsgaard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans rarely used to think about the outside world. As the mightiest nation in history, the United States could do as it pleased. Now Americans have learned the hard way that what foreigners think matters. When terror struck on September 11, 2001, author Mark Hertsgaard was completing a trip around the world, gathering perceptions about America from people in fifteen countries. Whether sophisticated business leaders, starry-eyed teenagers, or Islamic fundamentalists, his subjects felt both admiring of and uneasy about the United States, enchanted yet bewildered, appalled yet envious." "This complex catalogue of impressions - good, bad, but never indifferent - is the departure point for a short, pointed essay in the tradition of Common Sense and Culture of Complaint. How can the world's most open society be so proud of its founding ideals yet so inconsistent in applying them? So loved for its pop culture but so resented for its high-handedness? Exploring such paradoxes, Hertsgaard exposes uplifting and uncomfortable truths that force natives and foreigners alike to see America with fresh eyes." ""Like it or not, America is the future," a European tells Hertsgaard. In a world growing more American by the day, The Eagle's Shadow is a major statement about and to the place (and people) everyone discusses but few understand."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertsgaard, Mark
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.2
LC item number
.H47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Propagande antiaméricaine
  • Caractère national américain
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
Label
The eagle's shadow : why America fascinates and infuriates the world, Mark Hertsgaard
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The parochial superpower -- Glamorous and gluttonous -- Taking freedom for granted -- The oblivious empire -- Our palace court press -- America's gods, holy and unholy -- The land of opportunity turns selfish -- The tragedy of American democracy -- Look out, world, here we come -- America the beautiful
Control code
ocm49902821
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374103835
Lccn
2002072231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49902821
  • (OCoLC)49902821
Label
The eagle's shadow : why America fascinates and infuriates the world, Mark Hertsgaard
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The parochial superpower -- Glamorous and gluttonous -- Taking freedom for granted -- The oblivious empire -- Our palace court press -- America's gods, holy and unholy -- The land of opportunity turns selfish -- The tragedy of American democracy -- Look out, world, here we come -- America the beautiful
Control code
ocm49902821
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374103835
Lccn
2002072231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49902821
  • (OCoLC)49902821

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