America: The Last Best Hope (Volume III): From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam [SCM]

by William Bennett Author

(From Amazon): Author, historian, and educator William J. Bennett examines America's last two decades. Twenty years ago, John McCain was serving his second year in the Senate, and Colin Powell had just been promoted to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There was no Fox News Channel, no American Idol. Saddam Hussein and the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeni ruled Iraq and Iran, respectively. George W. Bush was the fairly unnoticeable son of the then-president. If you asked someone to "email me," you would have received a blank stare, and "Amazon" was a forest in South America. Finally, 20 years ago a young man named Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. The two decades from 1988 to 2008 have proved to be some of the most pivotal in America's history. Based on a lifetime of experience in government and education, William J. Bennett defines the events that shaped American history during the final years of the century. (Note: Contains some swearing when quoting original sources.)

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
10th - 12th
Geographical Setting
United States
Historical Setting
1989 - 2008
Thomas Nelson


  • 1 Enemies Abroad, Challenges at Home
  • 2 Rise of the Boomer
  • 3 Into the Fire
  • 4 Bush and the Age of Terror
  • 5 In War and Culture: A Clash of Values, A New Media, A New Election
  • 6 Peril and Promise in War, Two Great American Stories, A New Direction for America

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