A New York Timesâ€“bestselling historianâ€™s in-depth portrait of life in America, from the Depression era to the early 1970s: â€śMagnificentâ€ť (The New York Times).
Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchesterâ€™s account is both dramatic and surprisingly intimateâ€”with compelling details that could only be known by a dedicated historian who lived through and documented this fascinating time. Itâ€™s an enlightening, affecting, and highly entertaining journey through four extraordinary decades in the life of America.
â€śThere is no fiction that can compete with good, gossipy, anecdotal historyâ€”the inside story of who said or did what in moments of great tensions or crisis . . . I think you ought to read this history and weep, read it and laugh, read it and donâ€™t repeat it.â€ť â€”Anatole Broyard