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What Is America?

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
 
In the six years since 9/11, as the bush regime has squandered domestic solidarity and international goodwill, many of the archetypes and ideals with which we've traditionally framed the American enterprise now seem endangered, even hollow. This raises the question, has America ever been what it thinks it is? What Is America? goes to the heart of that inquiry. Ranging with dazzling expertise through anthropology, history, and literature, Wright reconfigures our self-perception, arguing that the "essence' of America can be traced to the foundations of our history-literally to the collision of worlds that began in 1492, as one civilization subsumed another-and exploring how these currents continue to shape our world.



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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
ISBN: 0-7867-2097-2 / 978-0-7867-2097-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
ISBN: 0-676-97982-3 / 978-0-676-97982-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
ISBN: 0-676-97983-1 / 978-0-676-97983-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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September 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: What is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
ISBN: 1-921351-50-0 / 978-1-921351-50-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
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Audio Editions

October 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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September 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order
Author(s): Ronald Wright
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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