The Fourth Turning

What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA Weekend
 
William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past will predict its future.

Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. In The Fourth Turning, the authors illustrate these cycles using a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period.

First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis—the Fourth Turning—when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth.

The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America’s next rendezvous with destiny.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
1996
December 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8
MB

Customer Reviews

Veroshak ,

Review

This book has changed my life forever, I understand my past and envision my future. There is not doubt we are all connected and need to work together to continue the human kind journey for the better.

БLoonИ ,

Very Educational

This book explains the time we are living through like none other. So eye opening to view time itself as seasonal rather than the linear view we are taught in school.

M.H.O. ,

The definitive tome on generations, and how each view the world differently.

If you have ever wondered why your grandmother is the way she is, or why your boss behaves the way he or she does, this book could be a enlightening read.

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