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America Since 1945 by H.W. Brands
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Mar 15, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: american-history, read-for-school
Read from January 16 to March 15, 2012

Enjoyable easy overview of 55 recent years of American history in just over 300 pages. My conservative teacher at the beginning of the semester claimed it had a slight liberal bias (and FDR is on the cover - slightly ironic since the book starts at his death), but I found it mostly even-handed. There are a few comments of dubious nature such as summarizing Reagan's shift from Democrat to Republican as 'he got rich'. But Brands also makes some good quips such as how one of Nixon's biggest faults was he "treated political enemies as enemies of the state."

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