This work describes the political development of the United States from the beginning of the 21st century to the present day. The author surveys the major political events of the period, setting them within the context of a nation transformed. Blending narrative with analysis, the book presents a picture of America that demonstrates how a democracy in crisis can find within its own political system the means necessary for its own salvation.
JOHN KENTLETON has taught modern American history both in Britain and America, with particular emphasis on the US Presidency. He is currently Senior Fellow in History at the University of Liverpool.