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The Proud Decades: America in War and Peace, 1941-1960

 
 
 
 
The Proud Decades: America in War and Peace, 1941-1960
Author: John Patrick Diggins
ISBN 13: 9780393956566
ISBN 10: 393956563
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1989-08-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $18.95
 
 

"Richly instructive. . . . With characteristic cogency and verve John Diggins has painted a memorable portrait of the United States at a triumphant moment in its history."—David M. Kennedy, Stanford University

Publishers Weekly

In this highly readable survey of the period bracketed by Pearl Harbor and the election of John F. Kennedy, the author pays special attention to the years before the complacency-shattering launch of Sputnik in 1957 . ``Diggins covers a lot of territory with grace and clarity,'' praised PW. Photos. (Aug.)