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The Crosswinds of Freedom

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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 r
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ebook, 870 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published 1989)
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John Bails
Feb 05, 2011 John Bails rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I could find Volume 1 and Volume 2. I've only started the book but it's 983 pages of meat. It's amazing how the Republican Party has been the party of no since Lincoln-maybe even before. It seems to me Burns is giving as true a picture of history as is possible. With so much distortion of the history of the U.S. and the right-wing's lies and obstructionism, I needed to go back an try to get a clear picture of our history and direction. This 3 volume set would be a great set of books for eit ...more
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Aug 25, 2014 Rod Zemke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, excellent historian. It ends at approximately 1990, so be aware that you are not going to get Burn's take on the last 25 years of American history
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An award-winning author of presidential and leadership studies, James MacGregor Burns was the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his bachelor's degree from Williams College and his Ph.D. in p ...more
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