The Proud Decades: America in War and Peace, 1941-1960

John Patrick Diggins, Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-393-95656-6
In this highly readable survey of the period bracketed by Pearl Harbor and the election of John F. Kennedy, the author pays special attention to the years before the complacency-shattering launch of Sputnik in 1957 . ``Diggins covers a lot of territory with grace and clarity,'' praised PW. Photos. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/15/1989
Release date: 08/01/1989
Hardcover - 382 pages - 978-0-393-02548-4
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