The American Political Tradition by Richard Hofstadter audiobook

The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it

By Richard Hofstadter
Foreword by Christopher Lasch
Read by Kaleo Griffith

Random House Audio
17.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525632474

The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

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The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

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Author Bio: Richard Hofstadter

Author Bio: Richard Hofstadter

Richard Hofstadter (1916–1970) was DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University and the author of several books, including The Paranoid Style in American Politics, The Age of Reform, and The American Political Tradition. He was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 17.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English