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From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall.
Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation-democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall.
In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history-from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America's constant expansion-fighting wars and opening markets-served as a "gate of escape," helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country's problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home.
It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism.
history - from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016.
'In this book world renowned military historian Robin Prior takes us step by step through the campaign that cost the Allies casualities of 390,000 including some 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops." - - Provided by publisher
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Gallipoli: The End of the Myth is an in-depth and intense look at the minutiae of the Gallipoli campaign.
Located in a strategic corridor west of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Shaul ...
What is the end goal? RD: ... So I think that we are telling ourselves a myth that is nowhere close to the truth.