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Description - What is America? by Ronald Wright

In the six years since 9/11, as the bush regime has squandered domestic solidarity and international goodwill, many of the archetypes and ideals with which weve traditionally framed the American enterprise now seem endangered, even hollow. This raises the question, has America ever been what it thinks it is? What Is America? goes to the heart of that inquiry. Ranging with dazzling expertise through anthropology, history, and literature, Wright reconfigures our self-perception, arguing that the essence of America can be traced to the foundations of our history-literally to the collision of worlds that began in 1492, as one civilization subsumed another-and exploring how these currents continue to shape our world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780786720972
ISBN-10: 0786720972
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Avalon Publishing Group
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ronald Wright

Ronald Wright's other widely translated works include the highly regarded Time Among the Maya, Stolen Continents, and his novel, A Scientific Romance, a New York Times Book of the Year. He lives in Canada.

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