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In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties Kindle Edition
Lawrence Wright has written the autobiography of a generation, giving back to us with stunning force the feelings of those turbulent times when the euphoria of Kennedy’s America would come to its shocking end. Filled with compassion and insight, In the New World is both the intimate tale of one man’s coming-of-age, and a universal story of the American experience of two crucial decades.
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-- Chicago Sun-Times
From the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the reelection of Ronald Reagan, this widely acclaimed, engaging memoir is both the story of one man's coming of age in 1960s Dallas and a provocative account of the end of American innocence. By bearing witness to the experiences that came to define an American era -- the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, the civil rights movement, the crisis of Watergate, and the emergence of Ronald Reagan -- Lawrence Wright has written the autobiography of a generation, giving back to us with stunning force the feelings of those turbulent times.
"An extraordinary book .... This is history without detachment, a memoir made universal. To read it is to relive the times."
-- Kansas City Star
"Beautifully traces a young man's personal reckoning through the years of chaos in his homeland. In the New World succeeds because of its subtle interchange between memory and fact."
-- Boston Globe -- Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B007MDDOWE
- Publisher : Vintage; Reprint edition (November 7, 2012)
- Publication date : November 7, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 3735 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 338 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #502,232 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If I was teaching a history on the advancement of modern conservatism, this book would definitely be on my syllabus. I gaveit 4 stars because of the flow of organization. I prefer reading my history in a more chronological view and his treatment was more episodic and and vignette-like. All-in-all, a marvelous book.
"In the New World" held special fascination to me because he grew up in East Dallas no less than five miles from where we live. His passages on the Kennedy Assassination and Dallas' heavy burden ring true. If those parts of the Wright's book held you in thrall, I recommend you to Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis.
Other favorite parts of the book: Wright's time at Tulane (50-yard-line memories...& you still owe Dionne Warwick $20, Larry); his period teaching in Egypt; his reminiscences of Watergate's effect on the country; and a nuanced look at Jimmy Carter, the first leader Wright thinks of as "My President."