Former bureau chief of The Guardian and author of several critically acclaimed books, Walker is a seasoned, skilled writer. His portraits read easily. Averaging 15 pages, they can be read individually or as part of the larger narrative. Each of them illustrates the "primacy of the individual" and the powerful "cult of the winner," unique characteristics of American society that lead the author to consider the 20th century the "American century" and America the cultural, economic, and political world leader. --Bertina Loeffler Sedlack --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've read all of his fiction, so have started reading some of his non-fiction.
The approximately fifteen page, tidy chapters devoted to each individual fly by with interesting tidbits of historical information and clear explanation.
This is one of the most enjoyable as well as one of the most informative books I have read in recent years.
I recommend this book to everyone. Item arrived on time and very well packaged. Try Martin Walker's fiction books about a policeman in France. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Q
Anyone who's read Martin Walker's mystery series about Bruno will be familiar with his engaging writing style. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mikel
I've read all of his fiction, so have started reading some of his non-fiction. This is a "dip-in, dip-out" kind of book, and I'm enjoying it - Walker is a writer and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thanne
America Reborn: A twentieth Century Narrative in Twenty-six Lives by Martin Walker
A marvelous book by a talented, knowledgeable journalist. Read more
An excellent overview of the American century, brought to life through the bios of influential persons and their relations to actual trends and movements in history. Read morePublished on February 2, 2003 by sangha sister
I was given this book as a July 4 present, took it on vacation, and when I'd finished a stack of my usual mysteries, picked it up and began to read. Read morePublished on September 19, 2000