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Results for United States Civilization.
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Call #
306.0973 M
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiv, 857 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-813) and index.
Contents
Introduction: What the Cold War meant -- An empty sky -- The object of power -- Freedom and nothingness -- Outside the law -- The ice breakers -- The best minds -- The human science -- The emancipation of dissonance -- Northern songs -- Concepts of liberty -- Children of a storm -- Consumer sovereignty -- The free play of the mind -- Commonism -- Vers la libération -- Freedom is the fire -- Hollywood- Paris- Hollywood --- This is the end.
Summary
"A history of the thinkers, writers, and artists who shaped intellectual culture in Cold War Europe and America"-- Provided by publisher.
Menand analyzes the economic, demographic, and technological forces that drove social and cultural change in US during the twenty years following the end of the Second World War. Introducing us to the personalities at the center of this transformation-- artists and thinkers both in the US and abroad-- he shows how they exerted a powerful influence on postwar art and thought. It was an exciting period of creative innovation and intellectual debate, and it gave birth to the United States we know today. -- adapted from jacket
Subject
Title
Art and thought in the Cold War
ISBN/ISSN
9780374158453 (hardcover)
0374158452 (hardcover)
Call #
070.4 C
Descript.
xv, 373 pages ; 24 cm
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Contents
Introduction / by Jill Rooney Carr -- Foreword / by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- Early freelance in Minnesota -- Family Times -- Twin Cities Reader -- Washington City Paper -- Magazines -- New York Times -- All the rest.
Summary
A career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr's writing for the New York Times, Washington City Paper, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, and more.
Subject
Alt Author
Carr, Jill Rooney.
ISBN/ISSN
9780358206682 (hardcover)
Call #
CD 973.099 R
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
120000
Descript.
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CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Performer
Read by James Lurie.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Ricks awoke with a few questions on his mind: What kind of nation is this? Is it what was designed or intended by the nation's founders? Trying to get as close to the source as he could, Ricks decided to go back and read the philosophy and literature that shaped the founders' thinking, and the letters they wrote to each other debating these crucial works, among them the Iliad, Plutarch's Lives, and the works of Xenophon, Epicurus, Aristotle, Cato, and Cicero. For though much attention has been paid the influence of English political philosophers. It follows four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.
Subject
Alt Author
Lurie, James (James Harrison), narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780063037298
09780063037298
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