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    William Strauss and Neil Howe, the authors of Generations: The History of America's Future and13th-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.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780767900461
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1998-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Three Rivers Pr
    Copyright Year 1997
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An American Prophecy
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Strauss, William

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    • More on the destiny of humanity

      Overall, The Fourth Turning is an excellent book. It complements numerous other books that have theories regarding predicting the future of societies/humanity. It is, however overly "scholastic" and repetitive, making it more difficult to read that is necessary.

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