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The Inheritance

How Three Families and the American Political Majority Moved From Left to Right

About The Book

From Simon & Schuster, The Inheritance is Samuel G. Freedman's exploration of how three families and America moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyond.

A saga covering more than eighty years of American history investigates how three obscure immigrant families made and unmade the Democratic majority and how their grandchildren eventually ended up as ardent Republicans.

About The Author

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Samuel G. Freedman is a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of six acclaimed books, four of which have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Freedman also has written frequently for USA TODAY, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, The Jerusalem Post, Tablet, The Forward, and He lives in Manhattan with his fiance and his children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 25, 1998)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684835365

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