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The fourth turning: an American prophecy

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Broadway Books,
Pub. Date:
1998, ©1997.
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1st trade pbk. ed.
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English
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"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 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 Unravelling, 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." "By applying the lessons of history, The Fourth Turning makes some bold and hopeful predictions about America's next rendezvous with destiny. It also shows us how we can prepare for what's ahead, both individually and as a nation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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subject_facet , Cycles, Forecasts, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, History, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology, Twenty-first century, Twenty-first century -- Forecasts, United States, United States -- History -- 1945-
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title_full The fourth turning : an American prophecy / William Strauss and Neil Howe
title_short The fourth turning :
title_sub an American prophecy
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