He had watched with growing resentment what seemed to him the closing of doors upon him, the rise of privileged classes, and the increasing difficulty or inability for himself to reap profit and benefit from his toil. With delightfully witty and passionate prose and a genuine desire to see his nation pull itself out of the mire of World War One and to become great once more, Adams touches on timeless truths and outlines a path back to 'The American Dream'. He wrote other books such as ,,, etc. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He entered investment banking, rising to partner in a member firm.
International Collectors Library, , 1933. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. I was surprised to learn that the term has a specific origin and a short history. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. About this Item: Blue ribbon books, 1941. The thought of the American Dream has been around since 1931, with the thought that everyone who comes to America should have equal opportunities for success through hard work regardless of social class. Usual shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges.
This spike in questionable practices further withheld the American Dream from those wishing to achieve it the way it was intended, through hard work and perseverance. This new edition is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked in an about good dust jacket. Adams believed that the true commitment for the American society was based of material success that was obtained by individual competition of the citizens. The phrase comes up often in books by Hunter S. Gold Marker Ribbon Bound In. He was also the editor of a scholarly multi-volume Dictionary of American History. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.
His main task consisted in the provision of maps and the selection of plans and atlases that should be acquired by the , the , and the. No Edition Or Printing Stated. Adams takes the reader on a broad, birds-eye view of the history of America up until the date of publishing, 1931. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. I didn't give it 5 stars because I had to work my way through the book.
Pages have a distinct odour. For a discussion of Adams as the originator of the term American Dream, see James Cullen, The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation New York: Oxford University Press, 2003 , 7, 191. He was also a member of the , the , , , and the. Responsibility: by James Truslow Adams. It was written in the 1930's so the Second World War was not in anyone's mind yet. It was not a fast read for me.
Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. Text pages are clean with no markings, binding is sound. The aristocracy remained in England… These earliest Americans were laborers, tradesmen, artisans, and such… They came to make homes. The binding is smudged and bumped, with creasing to the corners and spine, which is chipped and sunned. Ever since the discovery of America, thousands and thousands of people have travelled to the new land in hopes of attaining freedom, happiness, and prosperity.
In the complications of modern life and with our increased accumulation of knowledge, it doubtless helps greatly to compress some years of experience into far fewer years by studying for a particular trade or profession in an institution; but that fact should not blind us to another—namely, that in so doing we are learning a trade or a profession, but are not getting a liberal education as human beings. Murders and deaths linked with gangsters like Al Capone,. It was not a fast read for me. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. America 's goal in obtaining the American Dream has not changed, but the work citizens are willing to do to obtain this dream has declined… Emanuel Huffman Mrs.