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A lecture, Q & A and signing
From the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of A Short History of Progress, comes another surprising, thought-provoking and essential book.
The USA is now the world’s lone superpower, whose deeds could make or break this century. For better and worse, America has Americanized the planet. How did a marginal frontier society, in a mere two centuries, become the de facto ruler of the world? Why do America’s great achievements in democracy, prosperity and civil rights now seem threatened by forces within itself?
Ronald Wright, author of the bestselling A Short History of Progress, asks these and other critical questions about a superpower whose fate now seems to lie in the balance. Brimming with insight into history and human behaviour, and written in Wright’s captivating style, What Is America? is a fresh, passionate look at the world’s most influential nation. It will reframe the debate about the USA, and about ourselves.
Added by RandomHouse on September 2, 2008