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A Bubble In Time: America During The Interwar Years, 1989-2001

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The all-too-brief period of relative tranquility that extended from the end of the Cold War to the beginning of the War on Terror is the subject of William L. O'Neill's brilliant new study of recent American history. Mr. O'Neill's sharp eye for the telling incident and the apt quotation combine with an acute historical judgment to make A Bubble in Time a compellingly ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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The American Conservative
'After scanning the endnotes and not-so-long bibliography, I realized why reading this work reminded me of listening to my dear late grandfather recalling his heroic exploits during “the war” for the thousandth time. It is not that I have been there, done that; rather that I have read that, watched that. (These days we might add “browsed that.”) It seems that O’Neill has read or watched—and more important, relied on, quoted from, and referred to—exactly the same newspapers, magazines, books, ...more
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Jan 12, 2013 Kenneth Barber rated it it was amazing
Interesting book dealing with the end of Bush 1 presidency Clinton years to the election of Bush 2. It highlights the political issues of the Clinton presidency as well as his personal problems. The book also deals with social issues of these years: affirmative action as it affected college admissions; the Simpson trial; and military sex scandals. Interesting analysis of the years 1989-2001.
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A fairly left sided view of of the 90s. A Clinton bookended by the Bushes. So this is the all the stuff that was going on while I was in studying away in school.
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William L. O'Neill was an historian specializing in 20th century America. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the universities of Pittsburgh, Colorado and Wisconsin before accepting a position at Rutgers University in 1971, where he taught until his retirement in 2006.
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