An American Century by John W. Kirshon

About the Book

History buffs will love An American Century, an epic saga chronicling the life of an American family, whose adventures span exciting episodes illuminating 100 years of Americana.

Set amid the real events and trends of the 20th century, this extraordinary book is a non-fiction, historical novel recounting the lives of three generations of the Bleucher family. Follow their exploits during the Klondike Gold Rush and the San Francisco Earthquake, from life on a Blackfeet Indian reservation through World War I, the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition, the Great Depression and World War II. You will also relive the Fabulous Fifties, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Swinging Sixties, the Vietnam War, the Reagan years, the Gulf War, Globalization, and the book’s climax on September 11, 2001.

An American Century features famous historical figures and offers a realistic but novel theory of the Kennedy assassination. Blending the art of modern storytelling with historical facts, this novel is about war and peace, ambition and pride, courage and despair. But ultimately, it conveys the hopes that we share as a people and a nation.

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About the Author

John W. Kirshon is a journalist, writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience at The New York Times, the Associated Press and CBS News. He was the executive editor of Chronicle of the 20th Century and the editor-in-chief of Chronicle of America, both bestselling, illustrated history books. He grew up in Larchmont and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, and was motivated to write An American Century to answer the question: How did we get from where we were then to where we are now? He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.