“Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities. Lears, with keen insight, refashions even our best known stories. . . . Lears’s history also sheds light on our recent financial meltdown. He provides a fine account of the post-Civil War cult of money. . . . Rebirth of a Nation is packed with historical truth-telling about America’s destructive myths, delusions and fantasies. But it is also a history of dissent, of the men and women who pushed back against the prevailing culture. . . . Lears is at his inspired best when he discusses the anti-imperialist intellectuals such as Mark Twain, Jane Addams, and William James.”—Charles Postel, The Washington Post
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