The Resource Defining a nation : our America and the sources of its strength, general editor, David Halberstam

Defining a nation : our America and the sources of its strength, general editor, David Halberstam

Label
Defining a nation : our America and the sources of its strength
Title
Defining a nation
Title remainder
our America and the sources of its strength
Statement of responsibility
general editor, David Halberstam
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author and Pulitzer winner Halberstam brings together a powerhouse list of journalists and scholars to consider why America, "for all its flaws, for all the things I dissent from, remains so powerful a beacon to so many of the less favored of the world." Thirty-six writers consider a range of issues in American history and culture, from foreign policy to education, technology, and even cuisine. Anthony Lewis examines our open society and the role of the courts in maintaining our freedoms. Harold Moore (We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young) extols the citizen-soldier and the remarkable courage he has seen such soldiers exhibit. Anna Quindlen discusses Margaret Sanger, the woman who put family planning on the national agenda, as a central figure in 20th century feminism. With 300 black-and-white and color illustrations, this beautiful volume makes a wonderful gift for patriots of all stripes-even those, like Halberstam, who often label themselves dissenters
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.D398 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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Halberstam, David
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  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
Defining a nation : our America and the sources of its strength, general editor, David Halberstam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our America: introduction / David Halberstam -- The promise of America: the immigrant experience / Vartan Gregorian -- Expanding horizons: geography and American interests / James Hoge -- The manifestations of destiny: the U.S.-Mexico border / Félix Gutiérrez -- The nations's backbone: the Midwest / Alex Kotlowitz -- The beautiful land: agriculture / Nick Kotz -- Confidence in our protections: liberty / Anthony Lewis -- The challenge to state sanctioned racism: Brown v. Board of Education / Roger Wilkins -- The right to speak freely: invocations of the First Amendment / John Seigenthaler -- Making citizens into soldiers: the military / Harold G. Moore -- Providing opportunity to all: land-grant colleges / Lee Bollinger -- The freedom to breathe free: European immigration / Michael T. Kaufman -- Rights for those who fought for them; the passing of the GI Bill / Richard Reeves -- Ribbons across the land: the interstate highway system / Martin F. Nolan -- Examining the American dream: suburbs / Kenneth T. Jackson -- Opening America: the Boeing 727 / James Fallows -- A nation within a nation: California / Jeremiah Tower -- A nation on wheels: car culture / Bill Geist
  • Democratizing the workplace: Flint, 1937 / Sam Roberts -- The turning point: the Battle of Midway / Ben Bradlee -- Triumph of the law: the desegregation of Ole Miss / Curtis Wilkie -- The children of a revolution: the Fisk University activists / David Halberstam -- The nation's intractable debate: Roe v. Wade / Cynthia Gorney -- Reinventing the presidency: Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Russell Baker -- The birth of the feminist movement: Margaret Sanger / Anna Quindlen -- The voice that reached a nation: Edward R. Murrow / James T. Wooten -- Their most lasting contribution: Carnegie and Rockefeller / Stanley N. Katz -- Inventor of the Modern Age: Henry Ford / David Halberstam -- The unlikely revolutionary: Rachel Carson / Timothy Egan -- The rise of a new American Right / William F. Buckley -- The egalitarian spirit: informality in America / Robert MacNeil -- America finds its voice: literature / Robert Kotlowitz -- The Silver Screen as looking glass: the movies / Janet Maslin -- The sound of a nation: music / Robert Santelli -- The divide that unites us: religion and American life / Samuel G. Freedman -- On becoming American: Asian immigration / Amy Chua -- The technologist's utopia: the Silicon Valley boom / Michael Lewis -- The way we eat today: cuisine / Julia Reed
Control code
ocm52714697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780792259091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003059327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)52714697
Label
Defining a nation : our America and the sources of its strength, general editor, David Halberstam
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our America: introduction / David Halberstam -- The promise of America: the immigrant experience / Vartan Gregorian -- Expanding horizons: geography and American interests / James Hoge -- The manifestations of destiny: the U.S.-Mexico border / Félix Gutiérrez -- The nations's backbone: the Midwest / Alex Kotlowitz -- The beautiful land: agriculture / Nick Kotz -- Confidence in our protections: liberty / Anthony Lewis -- The challenge to state sanctioned racism: Brown v. Board of Education / Roger Wilkins -- The right to speak freely: invocations of the First Amendment / John Seigenthaler -- Making citizens into soldiers: the military / Harold G. Moore -- Providing opportunity to all: land-grant colleges / Lee Bollinger -- The freedom to breathe free: European immigration / Michael T. Kaufman -- Rights for those who fought for them; the passing of the GI Bill / Richard Reeves -- Ribbons across the land: the interstate highway system / Martin F. Nolan -- Examining the American dream: suburbs / Kenneth T. Jackson -- Opening America: the Boeing 727 / James Fallows -- A nation within a nation: California / Jeremiah Tower -- A nation on wheels: car culture / Bill Geist
  • Democratizing the workplace: Flint, 1937 / Sam Roberts -- The turning point: the Battle of Midway / Ben Bradlee -- Triumph of the law: the desegregation of Ole Miss / Curtis Wilkie -- The children of a revolution: the Fisk University activists / David Halberstam -- The nation's intractable debate: Roe v. Wade / Cynthia Gorney -- Reinventing the presidency: Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Russell Baker -- The birth of the feminist movement: Margaret Sanger / Anna Quindlen -- The voice that reached a nation: Edward R. Murrow / James T. Wooten -- Their most lasting contribution: Carnegie and Rockefeller / Stanley N. Katz -- Inventor of the Modern Age: Henry Ford / David Halberstam -- The unlikely revolutionary: Rachel Carson / Timothy Egan -- The rise of a new American Right / William F. Buckley -- The egalitarian spirit: informality in America / Robert MacNeil -- America finds its voice: literature / Robert Kotlowitz -- The Silver Screen as looking glass: the movies / Janet Maslin -- The sound of a nation: music / Robert Santelli -- The divide that unites us: religion and American life / Samuel G. Freedman -- On becoming American: Asian immigration / Amy Chua -- The technologist's utopia: the Silicon Valley boom / Michael Lewis -- The way we eat today: cuisine / Julia Reed
Control code
ocm52714697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780792259091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003059327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)52714697

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