America Moves Forward

America Moves Forward

By: Gerald W. Johnson Information you may want to know about this author
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1960
Series: America: A History for Peter
Series Number: 3

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AMERICA IS BORN and AMERICA GROWS UP told the story of our country from its early beginnings to World War I. This final volume, which deals with the crucial period from 1917 to the present, brilliantly concludes Mr. Johnson's distinguished history of America.

The fierce controversies of those years have not yet been resolved. Did Wilson's anguished, uncompromising battle for the League of Nations defeat its own purpose? Did Roosevelt's society-shaking New Deal weaken or strengthen the structure of American democracy? Did Truman's decision to drop the atom bomb shadow the earth with a mushroom cloud from which it will never emerge? Only a man of Mr. Johnson's intelligence and integrity could examine these overwhelming questions and evaluate them with justice.

This book illuminates the underlying causes of events, the reasons why men acted as they did, the circumstances which brought America the power to wreck the world or save it. It will give young Americans a rich understanding of their country and a glimpse of the wisdom and courage the future demands.

Many dramatic black-and-white illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher.

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America Moves Forward Reprint

America Moves Forward
Reprinted in 2019 by Yesterday's Classics
Available formats: Paperback
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This edition is an unabridged republication of the text originally published by William Morrow and Company in 1960. This edition is text only with no illustrations

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