HENRY STEELE COMMAGER
Title: Empire of Reason : How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc July 2001
184212076X / 9781842120767
Seller ID: 135368
Light cover wear, firm binding, text unmarked. Previous owner's name on first endpaper. Textblock foredge shows a few stains.
An Eighth Day View:
The foremost American historian of his generation delves into the nation's European origins, illuminating how the new country embodied the principles of the Enlightenment--ideals that Europe, trapped by tradition and privilege, could not itself realize. ..."crystalline clarity of...writing causes] explosions in the reader's mind...history to be pondered and cherished."--The New York Times. "Learning and reason are at the service of a mind whose understanding of democracy gains brilliance and power from a passion for...freedom."--Arthur Schlesinger Jr.