The Proud Decades by John Patrick Diggins
America in War and Peace, 1941-1960

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From Pearl Harbor to the election of John F. Kennedy, the forties and the fifties reveal the heart of America. Diggins provides a history of the two decades that remade America and its place in the world. Photos and maps.
 

About John Patrick Diggins

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Intellectual historian John P. Diggins was born in San Francisco. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957, a master's degree at San Francisco State College, and a doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1964. Before accepting a job at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1990, he taught intellectual history at San Francisco State College and the University of California, Irvine. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Mussolini and Fascism (1972), On Hallowed Ground (2000), Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire under Democracy (2007), and Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom and the Making of History (2007). He died due to complications of colon cancer on January 28, 2009 at the age of 73.
 
Published March 8, 1989 by WW Norton & Co. 382 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A general survey of two decades that Diggins (History/U. Cal. at Irvine) implies reveal the heart of America.

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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 S

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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 S

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