June 10, 2008
5.28 X 7.97 X 0.76 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Born in 1916, Richard Hofstadter was one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century. His works include The Age of Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, The American Political Tradition, and others. He died in 1970.
"[Hofstadter's] account stands as the most balanced and authoritative analysis we have of a formidable and apparently permanent force in American politics." --The New York Times Book Review"Hofstadter's essays . . .are calm, clear, dispassionate and devastating-a joy to read." --Harper's"Hofstadter's status theory helps us understand a political history that goes far beyond the issues of the fifties and sixties which it was invoked to explain." --New Republic