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America Reborn: A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-six Lives

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In America Reborn, journalist and historian Martin Walker defines twentieth-century America through the portraits of twenty-six American individuals whose accomplishments, innovations and ideals propelled the United States to a position of global dominance.

Here are the thoughts and beliefs of politicians and performers, thinkers and doers, capitalists and revolutionaries,
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 10th 2001 by Vintage (first published 2000)
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Catherine
This book, written by an English journalist, is a history of the 20th Century as told through the lives of 21 men and women who helped to shape it. It's an interesting approach to covering 100 years of history and the people chosen are definitely people who made a mark on US history during that time. As with any book that takes on such a large task, there are many more that could have been included but were left out for sake of limiting the scope of the book. It's definitely worth the read becau ...more
Matthew Johnston
So much filler, I gave up.
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Martin Walker is the U.S. bureau chief for The Guardian (London), a regular commentator for CNN, and a columnist for newspapers in the United States, Europe, and Moscow. A published novelist and poet, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, the novelist Julia Watson, and
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