The glory and the dream: a narrative history of America, 1932-1972,

A popular history of the United States which encompasses politics, military history, economics, the lively arts, science, fads, fashion, social changes, sexual mores, and communications, with brief biographies of notable Americans--Cover.

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Main Author: Manchester, William Raymond, 1922-
Format: Book
Language:English
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Main Author:Manchester, William Raymond, 1922-
Summary:A popular history of the United States which encompasses politics, military history, economics, the lively arts, science, fads, fashion, social changes, sexual mores, and communications, with brief biographies of notable Americans--Cover.

'There is no fiction that can compete with good, gossipy, anecdotal history--the inside story of who said or did what in moments of great tensions or crisis...I think you ought to read this history and weep, read it and laugh, read it and don't repeat it.'--Anatole Broyard

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Physical Description:x, 1397 p. 25 cm.
Bibliography:Bibliography: p. [1337]-1346.
ISBN:0316544965
Author Notes:

William Manchester was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he completed his B.A. at the University of Massachusetts and earned his master's degree in English from the University of Missouri.

He was a journalist for several years before becoming the managing editor of Wesleyan University's publications office. He spent the rest of his career at the University, serving in various roles including adjunct professor of history and writer-in-residence.

In addition to several novels, her wrote a number of historical and biographical works. Among them are The Death of a President, which won the Dag Hammarskjold International Literary Prize and American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964. His last major work was a three-part biography of Winston Churchill, entitled The Last Lion. He received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2000.

Manchester died on June 1, 2004, at the age of 82.

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