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The Resource The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s, Gil Troy

The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s, Gil Troy

Label
The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s
Title
The age of Clinton
Title remainder
America in the 1990s
Statement of responsibility
Gil Troy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the charismatic and flawed baby boomer president, along with his polarizing but increasingly popular wife, Hillary. Although it was in many ways a Democratic Gilded Age, the 1990s was also a time of great anxiety. The Cold War was over. America was stable and prosperous. Yet Americans felt more unmoored and isolated. This was the era of glitz and grunge, when we relished living in the Republic of Everything even as we feared it might degenerate into the Republic of Nothing. Bill Clinton dominated this era, but his complex legacy has yet to be clearly defined. Historian Gil Troy examines Clinton's presidency alongside the decade's cultural changes. Taking the '90s year by year, Troy shows how the culture of the day shaped the Clintons even as the Clintons shaped it, offering answers to two enduring questions about Bill Clinton's legacy: How did such a talented politician leave Americans thinking he accomplished so little when he actually accomplished so much? And to what extent was Clinton responsible for the catastrophes of the following decade, specifically 9/11 and the collapse of the housing market? Even more relevant as we head toward the 2016 election, The Age of Clinton will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle as it chronicles the wild, transformative decade and the president at its center"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.929092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E886
LC item number
.T76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s, Gil Troy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Lost in the Funhouse": How Bill Clinton Invented the Nineties -- 1990: Houston: Cowboy Cosmopolitanism and the End of History? -- 1991: Philadelphia: "You Just Don't Get It": From the "New World Order" to Domestic Disorder -- 1992: Little Rock: "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow": Bubba, Billary, and the Rise of the Adversarials -- 1993: Washington, D.C.: "We Must Care for One Another": Clinton's Learning Curve -- 1994: Seattle: The New Nihilism in the Coffee Capital; and Renewed Republicanism in the Nation's Capital -- 1995: Oklahoma City: "Their Legacy Must Be Our Lives": The Claw-Back Kid Finds Windows of Opportunity -- 1996: Alphabet City, New York: "Take Me or Leave Me": Cultural Salvoes from Blue America -- 1997: Silicon Valley: "Think Different": The Everyday Wizardry of Everything and Everywhere Machines -- 1998: Beverly Hills, 90210: The Great American Moral Panic -- 1999: Chicago: Finding Forgiveness in the Church of Oprah -- 2000: Miami: "The Purpose of Prosperity": Dilemmas of Multiculturalism and Hedonism in America's Pleasure Capital -- 2001: "Let's Roll": America the Functional Under Attack
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250063724
Lccn
2015028612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025351379
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905520988
Label
The age of Clinton : America in the 1990s, Gil Troy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Lost in the Funhouse": How Bill Clinton Invented the Nineties -- 1990: Houston: Cowboy Cosmopolitanism and the End of History? -- 1991: Philadelphia: "You Just Don't Get It": From the "New World Order" to Domestic Disorder -- 1992: Little Rock: "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow": Bubba, Billary, and the Rise of the Adversarials -- 1993: Washington, D.C.: "We Must Care for One Another": Clinton's Learning Curve -- 1994: Seattle: The New Nihilism in the Coffee Capital; and Renewed Republicanism in the Nation's Capital -- 1995: Oklahoma City: "Their Legacy Must Be Our Lives": The Claw-Back Kid Finds Windows of Opportunity -- 1996: Alphabet City, New York: "Take Me or Leave Me": Cultural Salvoes from Blue America -- 1997: Silicon Valley: "Think Different": The Everyday Wizardry of Everything and Everywhere Machines -- 1998: Beverly Hills, 90210: The Great American Moral Panic -- 1999: Chicago: Finding Forgiveness in the Church of Oprah -- 2000: Miami: "The Purpose of Prosperity": Dilemmas of Multiculturalism and Hedonism in America's Pleasure Capital -- 2001: "Let's Roll": America the Functional Under Attack
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250063724
Lccn
2015028612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025351379
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905520988

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