“An American Chronicle: A Comprehensive History of the United States of America from 1941 through the Present” is the second of a two-volume work on the social, cultural, political, technological and economic history of the United States. It was published on August 17, 2021 by Dee Valley Publishers. This second volume consists of 10 chapters offering a detailed, fact-based, year-by-year presentation of the key events that have marked American history since 1941. It is on sale on the website of Dee Valley Publishers: http://www.deevalleypublishers.com./
Each chapter begins with an introduction explaining how each period is bound to one another. These books have been designed to serve as a convenient ready-reference and guide to US history and society. Volume II is divided into three major phases: The first presents the Second World War and, after the defeat of the Axis powers, the rise of the United States as the world’s foremost economic and military power (1941-1945); the Cold War (1946-1991); the War on Terror (2000-present) The Cold War is divided into two major phases. The first ends with the US withdrawal from South Vietnam and the North Vietnamese victory; The second ends with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991 marking America’s victory in the Cold War. The final phase covers 2000 to the present and the Bush, Obama and Trump presidencies. This period is marked by vicious, costly and bloody guerrilla wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and, after the foundation of ISIS’ Islamic Caliphate, in Syria and Iraq. Considerable attention is paid throughout these periods to the social, religious and cultural transformations that take place throughout the country as well as Americans’ growing mistrust of Washington and the mainstream media.