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The Resource Ark of the liberties : America and the world, Ted Widmer

Ark of the liberties : America and the world, Ted Widmer

Label
Ark of the liberties : America and the world
Title
Ark of the liberties
Title remainder
America and the world
Statement of responsibility
Ted Widmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collapse of America's standing in world opinion over the past eight years has been catastrophic. Ted Widmer, scholar and former speechwriter for President Clinton, reminds us why America had so far to fall. In a sweeping history of centuries, he recounts America's ambition to be the world's guarantor of liberty--a success story that America, and the world, forgets at its peril. Fully addressing America's disastrous occupation of Iraq, this book colorfully narrates America's long, complex history of expanding world liberty. The founding generation imbued America with an ambition that a series of remarkable presidents, primarily Wilson to FDR to Clinton, wielded American power to advance. The book brims with insights: America's centuries-long favorable relationship with the Middle East; why Wilson's presidency deserves reappraisal; Bill Clinton's underappreciated achievements; and how America's long history of foreign policy immediately touches on the choices we face in 2008.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Widmer, Edward L
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.W545 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Liberty
  • Democracy
Label
Ark of the liberties : America and the world, Ted Widmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Fantasy island -- The American millennium -- A new order of the ages -- Empire of liberty -- Liberty enslaved -- The New Colossus -- Liberty cabbage -- The new world in all tongues -- The Cold War: Dawn; Twilight -- Morning in America
Control code
ocn191882004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 355 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780809027354
Lccn
2008004446
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Ark of the liberties : America and the world, Ted Widmer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Fantasy island -- The American millennium -- A new order of the ages -- Empire of liberty -- Liberty enslaved -- The New Colossus -- Liberty cabbage -- The new world in all tongues -- The Cold War: Dawn; Twilight -- Morning in America
Control code
ocn191882004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 355 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780809027354
Lccn
2008004446
Other physical details
ill., map

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