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The Resource A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

Label
A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950
Title
A life in the twentieth century
Title remainder
innocent beginnings, 1917-1950
Statement of responsibility
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author considers events that occurred during his lifetime and that contributed to America's rise to world power status, as told through his personal experiences in childhood, in college, and during war times
  • "Schlesinger's personal story is ultimately the captivating history of America coming into its own as a world power. It includes a fondly remembered childhood in the Midwest; life in America of the Twenties; student days at Harvard, lived in the shadow of a distinguished father; Cambridge University in England in the twilight year between the Munich Pact and the start of World War II; the bitter debate in the United States in the months before Pearl Harbor; a stint overseas with the Office of Strategic Services; the fate of postwar liberalism, under attack from right and left; the origins of The Vital Center. Here is a dramatic evocation of the struggles, the questions, the paradoxes, and the triumphs that shaped our era." "Interweaving personal and national stories, Schlesinger conjures up the colorful details of everyday life, offering readers a rare and revealing window on both the private world of a notable American writer and the innocent beginnings of the American century."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Dewey number
  • 973.91/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.S38
LC item number
A3 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historians
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Label
A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
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
[1]. Innocent beginnings, 1917-1950 --
Control code
44727739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 557 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780395707524
Lccn
00061322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
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
[1]. Innocent beginnings, 1917-1950 --
Control code
44727739
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 557 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780395707524
Lccn
00061322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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