31 August 2010

A Century Turns: New Fears, New Hopes--America 1988 to 2008 (Review)

A Century Turns
New Fears, New Hopes--America 1988 to 2008
By William Bennett
Published by Thomas Nelson

Based on the author own experiences and contemporary notes, from momentous history to America's recent, the New York Times Best-selling author, William Bennett, reveals his insights at America between 1988 and 2008 in A Century Turns. This book records significant events in America in the past two decades, which consist of the contentious election of 1988, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of global Communism, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the technological and commercial boom of the 1990s, the war on terror, and the election of American's first black president...

Frankly speaking, I am not an American. Therefore, this review was based on my personal perspective and logical thinking about the content of this book. My motivation to read this book is to increase my understanding about the American history.

Instead of summarizing the history, the author shared his enriched and valuable experiences about the players in the America. Besides, the author recorded his feeling and thought in footnotes so the readers will have better understanding about the situations. I found that this book is not only readable, but also full of valuable information. Furthermore, few memorable photos in the book are definitely helpful for me to recall back some major events which occurred in my life.

Personally, I believe that this book is very helpful, as a record or reminder, for those who are eager to have a better review about the American politics, the presidents, the presidential elections, and the “war against terrorism” in the past two decades. Lastly, I would like to give it five out of five stars for A Century Turns.

A copy can be found at Amazon.com.

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Review by:
Xaivier Chia
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