David Goldfield will present The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good

EVENT OVERVIEW:  David Goldfield will Present his New Hardcover The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of many works on Southern history, including Still Fighting the Civil War; Black, White, and Southern, and, most recently, America Aflame. He lives in North Carolina.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good, a sweeping history of the post-World War II decades, Goldfield examines the generation immediately after WWII and argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era. Following the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, the returning vets and their children took the unprecedented economic growth and federal activism to new heights. This generation was led by presidents who believed in the commonwealth ideal: the belief that federal legislation, by encouraging individual opportunity, would result in the betterment of the entire nation. In the years after the war, these presidents created an outpouring of federal legislation that changed how and where people lived, their access to higher education, and their stewardship of the environment. They also spearheaded historic efforts to level the playing field for minorities, women and immigrants. But this dynamic did not last, and Goldfield shows how the shrinking of the federal government shut subsequent generations off from those gifts.

Goldfield brings this unprecedented surge in American legislative and cultural history to life as he explores the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. He brilliantly shows how the nation’s leaders persevered to create the conditions for the most gifted generation in U.S. history.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  David Goldfield will Present his New Hardcover The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have David Goldfield’s Books for Sale at this Event.  Seating is General Admission.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for The Gifted Generation is Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  All Orders will be processed immediately.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620400883
Availability: Out of Stock, generally 2-3 days to Order your Copy and have it arrive.
Published: Bloomsbury USA - November 14th, 2017

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