The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: 0307485056
Release Date: 2009-01-16
Number of pages: 400
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. 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.


The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: UOM:39015036056847
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 382
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Broadway

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival


The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: 9780767900461
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 382
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival


13th Gen

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ISBN: 0679743650
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 229
Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online 13th Gen in PDF and EPUB A collection of commentaries, quotations, computer dumps, and cartoons explores the post-baby-boom generation's growing influence on American culture


From Skedaddle to Selfie

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ISBN: 9780190263461
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online From Skedaddle to Selfie in PDF and EPUB From baby boomers with 'groovy' and 'yuppie,' to Generation X with 'whatever' and 'like,' each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations. In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among today's generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.


Millennials Rising

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ISBN: 9780307557940
Release Date: 2009-01-16
Number of pages: 432
Author: Neil Howe
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Millennials Rising in PDF and EPUB By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.



Second Chance How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave

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ISBN: 9781483460352
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages:
Author: David H. Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online Second Chance How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave in PDF and EPUB Did you miss the gold and silver spike runs to $1900 and to $50 in 2011? Did you get in near the top and ride them all the way down into the December 2015 lows? Or perhaps you didn't buy at all, and by late 2016, while the most explosive precious metals and mining stock run-up in decades was taking place, you watched. You may think you've missed the boat. But you would be wrong. David Morgan's research has shown decisively that as much as "90% of the profit potential for the metals and miners become available during the last 10% of the entire bull run." But only if you avoid what he calls "the amateur's mindset." Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave empowers you to step onto the investment battlefield and leave it a winner. Many people will make fortunes during the coming years. On paper. But, when all is said and done, as the great speculator Jesse Livermore declared, "On paper it will remain."


Generations

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ISBN: 9780688119126
Release Date: 1992-09-30
Number of pages: 544
Author: Neil Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Generations in PDF and EPUB Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.


America s Crisis of Values

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ISBN: 9781400849628
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Number of pages: 328
Author: Wayne E. Baker
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online America s Crisis of Values in PDF and EPUB Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends. Rather, the widespread perception of a crisis of values is a real and legitimate interpretation of life in a society that is in the middle of a fundamental transformation and that contains growing cultural contradictions. Instead of posing a problem, the author argues, this crisis rhetoric serves the valuable social function of reminding us of what it means to be American. As such, it preserves the ideological foundation of the nation.


The Hero s Journey Toward a Second American Century

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ISBN: 0275973735
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 224
Author: Michael E. Salla
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Hero s Journey Toward a Second American Century in PDF and EPUB The hero's journey is a process of (re)discovery of the principles that make up national identity (from the introduction). In this text, Salla contends that for the seventh time in its history, the United States is embarking upon a hero's journey with global implications. He begins by explaining J


Monetary Regimes and Inflation

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ISBN: 9781784717636
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Number of pages: 240
Author: Peter Bernholz
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Download and read online Monetary Regimes and Inflation in PDF and EPUB Exploring the characteristics of inflations and comparing historical cases from Roman times up to the modern day, this book provides an in depth discussion of the subject. It analyses the high and moderate inflations caused by the inflationary bias of


Agenda 21

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ISBN: 9781476717005
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Number of pages: 304
Author: Glenn Beck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Agenda 21 in PDF and EPUB A postapocalyptic thriller from #1 bestselling author Glenn Beck. “I was just a baby when we were relocated and I don’t remember much. Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember. Your first step. Your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14.” Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Until the day they come for her mother. “You save what you think you’re going to lose.” Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?


American Jihad

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ISBN: 9780743477505
Release Date: 2003-02-04
Number of pages: 272
Author: Steven Emerson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online American Jihad in PDF and EPUB Leading the second wave of post 9/11 terrorist books, American Jihad reveals that America is rampant with Islamic terrorist networks and sleeper cells and Emerson, the expert on them, explains just how close they are to each of us.


The Fourth Turning

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ISBN: 9780834829572
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Number of pages: 208
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Fourth Turning in PDF and EPUB What might the Buddhism of the future look like? With all that we have learned in the modern and postmodern world, how can Buddhists be true to the central teachings of the tradition while also including them in a new framework that is inclusive of ongoing discoveries? Ken Wilber here explores these key questions facing Buddhism and indeed all of the world’s great religions today, showing how traditional Buddhist teachings themselves suggest an ongoing evolution leading toward a more unified, holistic, and interconnected spirituality. Touching on all of the key turning points in the history of Buddhism, Wilber describes the unique way in which the tradition has been open to the continuing unfolding and expansion of its own teachings, and he suggests possible paths toward an ever more Integral approach.