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  • Published: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099276227
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Makers Of The American Century


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The scope of MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY reaches from the beginnings of America's global presence, in the Spanish-American war of 1898, to the dominance, at the end of the twentieth century, of its military force, economic systems, culture and complex, contradictory values.It is a vivid, personal portrait of the many through the few: a foreigner's fascinating tribute to the world's most powerful nation.

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, imposes few restraints upon its citizens. From the Founding Fathers and the Constitution onwards, the individual and his freedom have come first in the nation's priorities. This remarkable and innovative history of twentieth-century America follows the trajectories of some of those who have made it the extraordinary nation it is today.

  • Pub date: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099276227
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Martin Walker

Martin Walker is the Martin Walker is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council, previously having been a reporter for the Guardian for 25 years, a regular commentator for CNN-TV, and a columnist for newspapers in the USA, Europe and Moscow. His pioneering work on Gorbachev and perestroika, The Waking Giant, was translated into ten languages. Educated as a historian in Oxford and Harvard, he was born into the Cold War and had a ringside seat at its close. He interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and George Bush, attended the great summits of the 1980s, and conducted research in Moscow, Prague, Tokyo, London and Washington. A published novelist and poet, Martin Walker has also written books on the world's press and on right-wing politics in Britain. He now lives in Washington with his wife, the novelist Julia Watson, and their two daughters.

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