9780767900461

The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy

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ISBN 10: 0767900464 / 0-7679-0046-4
ISBN 13: 9780767900461
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the 60s and 70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it. In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis. How you prepare for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation. Are you one of the can-do "GI generation," who triumphed in the last crisis? Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who enjoyed the 1950s High? Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world? Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.


Review:

"I put down 'The Fourth Turning' with a mixture of terror and excitement...My pulse quickens as I think that the next two decades could see the kinds of apocalyptic events in whose shadow I was born, and about which I have read all my life...if Strauss and Howe are right they will take there place among the great American prophets."

Boston Globe

Review:

"Strauss and Howe use an amazing knowledge of popular culture to remain entertaining throughout, despite the heavy subject matter, and produce a metahistory to ponder as we approach the new millennium."

Kirkus

 

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