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America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, imposes few restraints upon its citizens. From the Founding Fathers and the Constitution onwards, the individual and his freedom have come first in the nation's priorities. This remarkable and innovative history of twentieth-century America follows the trajectories of some of those who have made it the extraordinary nation it is today.

‘Throughout, the range and the depth of the coverage – its sheer quality of understanding – can be quite astonishing…A wonderful book’ Sunday Independent

Using the lives of 26 Americans, from Teddy Roosevelt to Henry Ford, Babe Ruth to Duke Ellington, Lucky Luciano to Martin Luther King, Jnr, Martin Walker tells the history of the country that came to dominate the twentieth century. A remarkable and innovative tour de force, a thrilling portrait of the many through the lives of the few, Makers of the American Century shows us the highs and the lows of a fascinating nation.

‘Unusually and objectively perceptive…Walker’s portraits are elegantly drawn and judiciously selected. An engrossing display of the American character – the result of meticulous research and lucid prose – and by the end, Walker has successfully conveyed what he calls "the wondrous contradictions of the American experience"’ The Times

‘A fascinating exploration of American dominance in the twentieth century by one of the most respected of US comentators’ Good Book Guide

‘Fascinating and learned, Makers of the American Century is a revealing, thought-provoking read’ Sunday Business Post

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