1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History

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9780385425773: 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History

American history the way you wish you'd learned it -- accessible, lively, witty, and just plain fun... but with a serious core of key knowledge selected by one of our most respected historians.

B & W photographs throughout.

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tory the way you wish you'd learned it -- accessible, lively, witty, and just plain fun... but with a serious core of key knowledge selected by one of our most respected historians.

B & W photographs throughout.

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Expanded from an article by the author in American Heritage (December 1986) these 1001 facts, helped by 400 illustrations, fill a mere 256 pages. In his introduction, Garraty states these items are things that came to mind when writing the book and are representative, "not a definitive collection of essential information." As such, this book is rather like a cross between The Book of Lists and The People's Almanac for American history. Incredibly, few entries are cited, so that the sources cannot be identified; a typical citation for a quotation is "Thomas Jefferson, 1814." That the author had to strive to reach his goal of 1001 facts is evinced by the section on famous people with the last name of Smith (12 entries). Binding, layout, and indexing are average. For the money, any standard handbook on political terms, the presidency, or American history would be a better buy. Better yet, renew your subscription to American Heritage . Not recommended. Quality Paperback Book Club selection; History Book Club main selection.
- James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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