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The American Future

Simon Schama

"With eloquence, wit, passion, and irony, The American Future traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny….A book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts." -Philadelphia Inquirer A De Tocqueville for the 21 century, Simon Schama, NBCC Award winning author of Rough Crossings offers an essential, historical, long view analysis of the American character in The American Future. Shama examines four themes-war, race and faith, immigration, and custodianship of the land-through the prism of the historic 2008 presidential election in a magnificent work that the Wall Street Journal calls a "celebration of American resiliency." Niall Ferguson says, "I hope Obama will have this book on his bedside table."

"With eloquence, wit, passion, and irony, The American Future traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny….A book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts." -Philadelphia Inquirer A De Tocqueville for the 21 century, Simon Schama, NBCC Award winning author of Rough Crossings offers an essential, historical, long view analysis of the American character in The American Future. Shama examines four themes-war, race and faith, immigration, and custodianship of the land-through the prism of the historic 2008 presidential election in a magnificent work that the Wall Street Journal calls a "celebration of American resiliency." Niall Ferguson says, "I hope Obama will have this book on his bedside table."
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History

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"With eloquence, wit, passion, and irony, The American Future traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny….A book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts." -Philadelphia Inquirer A De Tocqueville for the 21 century, Simon Schama, NBCC Award winning author of Rough Crossings offers an essential, historical, long view analysis of the American character in The American Future. Shama examines four themes-war, race and faith, immigration, and custodianship of the land-through the prism of the historic 2008 presidential election in a magnificent work that the Wall Street Journal calls a "celebration of American resiliency." Niall Ferguson says, "I hope Obama will have this book on his bedside table."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rupert Degas

Length:

15h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

57:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

57:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:06


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:36


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:02


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

37:37


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:14


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:32


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:57


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

33:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:35


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

25:49


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

26:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

10:42


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

22:26


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

41:01


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

26:11


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:52


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

27:06


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

10:59


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

09:56


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

05:38


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

12:14


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

40:48


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

16:15


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

05:38


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

47:01


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

12:34


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

39:35


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

34:01


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

14:53


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

24:37


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

11:18


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

38:22


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

16:05


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

19:46


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

20:33


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

13:42


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

11:45


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

22:02