American Dreams

The United States Since 1945

The story of our nation from the A-bomb to the iPhone from bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands

With keen insight and an impeccable sense of the spirit of the times, H. W. Brands, one of today's preeminent historians, captures the American experience through the last six decades. As he chronicles politics, pop culture, and everything in between, Brands traces the changes we have gone through as a nation, recounting the great themes and events that have driven America- from the Yalta conference to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Apollo 11 to 9/11, My Lai to "shock and awe."

In his adroit hands, movements and trends unfold through a character-driven narrative that shines a brilliant light on America's watershed moments and reveals a still unfolding legacy of dreams.
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H. W. BRANDS holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class.

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The story of our nation from the A-bomb to the iPhone from bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands

With keen insight and an impeccable sense of the spirit of the times, H. W. Brands, one of today's preeminent historians, captures the American experience through the last six decades. As he chronicles politics, pop culture, and everything in between, Brands traces the changes we have gone through as a nation, recounting the great themes and events that have driven America- from the Yalta conference to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Apollo 11 to 9/11, My Lai to "shock and awe."

In his adroit hands, movements and trends unfold through a character-driven narrative that shines a brilliant light on America's watershed moments and reveals a still unfolding legacy of dreams.

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© © University of Texas

H. W. BRANDS holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class.

View titles by H. W. Brands