Generations

The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688119123

Category: History

Page: 544

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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
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Generations

the history of America's future, 1584 to 2069

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 7005

Casts American history as a succession of generational biographies encompassing eighteen generations, and traces patterns that indicate foreseeable crises in the country's history
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Generations

The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780688119126

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 8184

Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
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Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557944

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.
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The Fourth Turning

What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307485052

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.
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13th Gen

Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?

Author: William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679743651

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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A collection of commentaries, quotations, computer dumps, and cartoons explores the post-baby-boom generation's growing influence on American culture
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Pendulum

How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Author: Roy Williams,Michael Drew

Publisher: Vanguard Press

ISBN: 1593157150

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8054

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind. There is a pattern and it is 40 years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite. Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.
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Millennials Go to College

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Paramount Market Pub

ISBN: 9780971260610

Category: Education

Page: 228

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If you deal with today's students as a marketer, college faculty member, administrator, parent, or high school counselor, this hands-on guide is a necessary addition to your bookshelf. The new, updated edition features the latest data on the Millennial Generation and how they are changing--and will continue to change--college life. Just as profoundly as their Boomer and Gen-X parents did, college students and their younger siblings have different expectations for their college experience. The ways that they involve their parents in their lives are very different than the relationship between Boomers and their parents. A new chapter in this second edition addresses the shift from Boomer to Gen-X parents of college students, the next big transition on the doorstep of higher education. The authors address issues ranging from the rise of ratings-driven admissions, to the rising burden of student loans, to greater challenges facing career counselors, to the new transition from Boomer "helicopter" parents to Gen-X "stealth fighter" parents. The new edition also presents original survey results on college students and the parents of college students. This exciting new feature is sponsored by Datatel Corporation and Chartwells, and was carried out by Crux Research in collaboration with LifeCourse Associates. With this book, you will find out why Millennial college students: * Like to work in teams * Are risking less and planning more * Find money and class to be more divisive than race Learn how this generation of college students is different and what changes you must make in your approach to recruit them and market to them successfully.
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X Saves the World

How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking

Author: Jeff Gordinier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670018581

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Examines the generation that came of age between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials, providing a tribute to its cultural, technological, and political contributions, from Yahoo! and Lollapalooza to Nirvana and Woodstock '94.
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Millennials and the Pop Culture

Strategies for a New Generation of Consumers in Music, Movies, Television, the Internet, and Video Games

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Lifecourse Associates

ISBN: 9780971260603

Category: Conflict of generations

Page: 247

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The Gray Champion

And Other Stories and Sketches

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 278

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Kids These Days

Human Capital and the Making of Millennials

Author: Malcolm Harris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316510874

Category: Social Science

Page: 8

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"The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it." -- Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker "The best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation." --Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens "The kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture."--William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. Namely: !--[if !supportLists]--- We are the most educated and hard-working generation in American history. !--[if !supportLists]--- We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st century labor market. - We have been taught to consider working for free (homework, internships) a privilege for our own benefit. - We are poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed than our parents, grandparents, even our great grandparents, with less of a social safety net to boot. Kids These Days, is about why. In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort. Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up.
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Booknotes

stories from American history

Author: Brian Lamb

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142002490

Category: History

Page: 556

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Contemporary writers and historians examine specific events that have shaped American history, from the Boston Tea Party to the 2000 election and the events of September 11, 2001.
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The Next America

Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Author: Paul Taylor,Pew Research Center

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396685

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today’s Millennials—well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings—are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they’d hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future. Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40—both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly-aging economic powers like China, Germany, and Japan will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow’s world, yesterday’s math will not add up. Drawing on Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.
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America's Generations

In the Workplace, Marketplace, and Living Room

Author: Chuck Underwood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523357871

Category: Reference groups -- Social psychology

Page: 806

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This is the comprehensive presentation - the "bible" - of generational dynamics and business strategies, presented by one of the few pioneers who created and then popularized the field of generational study. It is a life-altering story that will place a new filter in your brain, through which you will run your interactions with other people for the rest of your life. It covers the Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, and Silent generations: the unique formative years' times and teachings that molded the unique and powerful Core Values of each generation; their adulthood passage, thus far; how parents and children can better understand each other; and for business, how to deal with each generation: as employees in the workplace and as consumers in the marketplace. And the final, stunning chapter-which is the actual script of the spellbinding keynote speech that audiences coast to coast request of author Chuck Underwood-calls to action the generation that is now leading the nation and provides a pathway for them to clean up the mess that the top of America has become. This book updates, expands, and replaces Mr. Underwood's prior book entitled THE GENERATIONAL IMPERATIVE, which was published in 2007.
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The Pioneers

The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501168680

Category: History

Page: 320

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.
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History's Great Untold Stories

Larger Than Life Characters & Dramatic Events that Changed the World

Author: Joseph Cummins

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200311

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 1510

Looks at thirty key events that had a profound influence on the course of human history, from the assassination of William the Silent whose death may have triggered the 1588 launch of the Spanish Armada, to twelve anti-slavery activists who bucked the est
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