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The Fourth Turning : An American Prophecy: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny - Neil Howe

The Fourth Turning

An American Prophecy: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

Paperback Published: 29th December 1997
ISBN: 9780767900461
Number Of Pages: 400

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First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?

Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world and your place in it. In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis. How you prepare for this crisis the Fourth Turning is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation.

Are you one of the can-do "GI generation," who triumphed in the last crisis? Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who enjoyed the 1950s High? Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world? Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.

About the Author

William Strauss and Neil Howe, the authors of Generations: The History of America's Future and 13th-GEN, write and lecture frequently on generational issues.

Strauss is the cofounder and director of the Capitol Steps, a political cabaret. Howe, a historian and economist, is a senior advisor for the Concord Coalition. They both live in the Washington, D.C., area.

Industry Reviews

"I put down The Fourth Turning with a mixture of terror and excitement....If Strauss and Howe are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets." --David Kaiser, Boston Globe "One of the best efforts to give us an integrated vision of where we are going." --Wall Street Journal

"A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future." --USA Weekend

1. Winter Comes Again

Part One: Seasons
2. Seasons of Time
3. Seasons of Life
4. Cycles of History
Overview: Seven Cycles of Generations and Turnings
5. Gray Champions

Part Two: Turnings
6. The First Turning: American High (1946-1964)
7. The Second Turning: Consciousness Revolution (1964-1984)
8. The Third Turning: Culture Wars (1984-2005?)
9. Fourth Turnings in History
10. A Fourth Turning Prophecy

Part Three: Preparations
11. Preparing for the Fourth Turning
12. The Eternal Return

Acknowledgments
Notes

ISBN: 9780767900461
ISBN-10: 0767900464
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th December 1997
Publisher: R WYLER & CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.45

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