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    • The American Dream

    • A Cultural History
    • By: Lawrence R. Samuel
    • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I really tried

    • By K. Wade on 06-10-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The End of the Innocence

    • The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
    • By: Lawrence R. Samuel
    • Narrated by: Richard Teimer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Taking a perceptive look back at "the last of the great world's fairs," Lawrence R. Samuel offers a thought-provoking portrait of this seminal event and of the cultural climate that surrounded it. Samuel counters critics' assessments of the fair as the "ugly duckling" of global expositions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent book on the Fair; weird narration

    • By Patrick Lynch on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95