Object ID 000017
Object Name American century
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.026
Alternate ID NF 973.9 EVA
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Atwater
Accession Date MAY 22,2018
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Status In Collection
Object Keywords US-History-20th Century,US-Politics-20th Century,US-Government-20th Century,Evans, Harold Author,Evans, Harold Author,
Title American century
Edition 1st Edition
Description / Abstract Harold Evans has set out to write what he calls ''an accessible popular political history,'' and has succeeded admirably. The thesis of ''The American Century'' is that this country's rise to power over the past hundred years has brought about its domination of the global economy and international politics. The results of that domination, Evans shows, have been notably mixed -- sometimes, as in the Cuban missile crisis, nearly catastrophic. In spite of America's repeated failures to live up to its own ideals, Evans argues, the ceaseless pursuit of these ideals has resulted in halting yet steady progress toward human rights at home and abroad.
Physical Description xxiii, 710 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Publisher New York : Knopf, 1998.
Spine / Label 973.9 EVA