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Why Americans think like they do
3 October 2017
For a brilliant insight into how American values of today were formed this well written and scholarly work cannot be recommended too highly. Immensely readable and wide ranging it covers politics, society and religion. You might even begin to understand how it was possible for Donald Trump to be elected! Well maybe that's too much. But certainly I found parallels between ideas formed in the period covered by the book and the USA today.
The Oxford history of the USA has been, IMO, consistently good, based on all the volumes covering the 20th century that I have read. This volume is outstanding for its clarity of writing, level of detail and scope. A joy to read.