Pendulum

  • by Michael R. Drew, Roy H. Williams
  • Narrated by Roy H. Williams, Michael R. Drew
  • 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable.
Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind.
There is a pattern and it is forty years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite.
Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to listen to this book.

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What the Critics Say

"Pendulum offers fascinating insights into the surprises and revelations of shifting social trends throughout history. Roy H. Williams and Michael Drew answer the age-old question: What makes us tick?" (Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive)

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Fascinating book

I heard about this book on Glenn Beck's show and he had the authors on for an interview. It is fascinating to see the cycles a society goes through and maybe some warning signs will appear to make the extremes not so extreme.

I highly recommend this book
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- cbspock

Just finished and starting again!

I just finished and am starting again! A bit challenging for me without the visuals, though.
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- Diane Hyde

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio