Henry Steele Commager - Books in Digital Form
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by Henry Steele Commager - 1993
From the Library Journal: He expertly notes Tocqueville's successes and failures as a prognosticator of later developments. Commager sometimes lashes out at a few of his betes noires, but in general he offers both lay readers and specialists an invigorating and balanced overview of American society and government over the past century.
by Henry Steele Commager & Elmo Giordanetti - 1967
From the Back Cover: "One of the great, but forgotten controversies of the Eighteenth Century had to do with the meaning of America. Was the Discovery of America a Mistake? Would Mankind have been better and happier had the New World never been discovered by the Old? Did America add anything to civilisation or to the happiness and well-being of man-kind?"
by Henry Steele Commager - 1975
Kirkus Book Review: "The Old World imagined the Enlightenment and The New World realized it." It was on native soil that philosophy -- a European product -- blended with conduct. Here there were jobs to do, unhindered by dated institutions: feudalism, monarchy, aristocracy, church, military.
by Henry Steele Commager - 1974
A.S. Eisenstat Review: A fitting offertory to our bicentennial decade. Covering a period of more than a century and a half, the book presents a rich selection of what American travelers have said about British life and values.