American Discontent by John L. Campbell audiobook

American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

By John L. Campbell
Read by Peter Berkrot

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781630153397

  • ISBN: 9781630153397

Runtime: 8.09 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The 2016 presidential election was unlike any other in recent memory, and Donald Trump was an entirely different kind of candidate than voters were used to seeing. He was the first true outsider to win the White House in over a century and the wealthiest populist in American history. Democrats and Republicans alike were left scratching their heads—how did this happen?

In American Discontent, John L. Campbell contextualizes Donald Trump's success by focusing on the long-developing economic, racial, ideological, and political shifts that enabled Trump to win the White House. Campbell argues that Trump's rise to power was the culmination of a half-century of deep, slow-moving change in America, beginning with the decline of the Golden Age of prosperity that followed the Second World War. The worsening economic anxieties of many Americans reached a tipping point when the 2008 financial crisis and Barack Obama's election, as the first African American president, finally precipitated the worst political gridlock in generations. Americans were fed up and Trump rode a wave of discontent all the way to the White House.

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Author Bio: John L. Campbell

Author Bio: John L. Campbell

John L. Campbell was born in Chicago and attended college in North Carolina and New York. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary magazines, and e-zines, as well as in two of the author’s own collections. He lives with his family in the New York area.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English