The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972

Version: Unabridged
Author: William Manchester
Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Genres: History, North America
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2016
# of Units: 46 CDs
Length: 56 hours, 39 minutes
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This great time capsule of a book captures the abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972. It encompasses politics, military history, economics, the arts, science, fashion, fads, social change, sexual mores, communications, graffiti--everything and anything indigenous that can be captured in print. Masterfully compressing four crowded decades of our history, The Glory and the Dream relives the epic, significant, or just memorable events that befell the generation of Americans whose lives pivoted between the America before and the America after the Second World War. From the Great Depression through the second inauguration of Richard M. Nixon, Manchester breathes life into this great period of America's growth.

Author Details

Author Details

Manchester, William

A former World War II Marine, William Manchester also served as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent with the French Foreign Legion in the 40's and 50's. He was appointed Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University in 1955, where he remained until his death in 2004.

He published 18 books, which have been translated into 20 languages, amongst them bestselling biographies of Winton Churchill, H.L. Mencken, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.