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Rendezvous With Destiny: A History of Modern American Reform
Rendezvous With Destiny A History of Modern American Reform Author:Eric F. Goldman In 1952 Eric F. Goldman, then a youthful history professor at Princeton University, published Rendezvous with Destiny: A History of Modern American Reform. The book, narrative in forma nd written by a thoroughgoing liberal, nevertheless included a persistent critical analysis of liberalism's leaders and of its doctrines. — The New York Times le... more »d the general acclaim: "One of hte most learned, one of the most enlightening, and one of the best-written historical works in a long time....Penetrating and provocative, solid and judicious, frequently entertaining and always interesting.... Rendezvous with Desitny is fascinatin." Leading professional historians joined in: "A brilliant work...one of the most significant books on recent American history which has appeared in years...colorful, causitc...a delight to read" (David Donald); "fast-moving, challenging... no one can come away from this important book without a new sense of hte variety and strenth, the vanity and the gullibility, the shame and the glory of American liberalism" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.); "the livliest, most readable, most provocative account [of liberalism] that has not yet been made a classified document by security officers" (C. Vann Woodward).
Rendezvous with Destiny has stood the test of time. A generation of readers has found in its scintillating pages ever-fresh insights into that American perennial, the reformer.
The book now appears in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition.« less