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A Short History of America is a popular and vivid history of America as well as a classic of history books. Setting in the background of world history, the author Van Loon tells American hisory from Columbuss discovery of the new continent to the WWII, profoundly and distinctly depicting the historical events, western civilization, scientific and technological inventions, and political life. He also introduces some important historic figures (such as Columbus, Prince Henry, George II, Washington, Franklin, Napoleon, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, etc.) during the periods of colony, War of Independence, Civil War, and developmental age. While narrating the history, Van Loon also recalls how America and its people have been struggling for their dreams. Since its publication, this book has been always a bestseller. Be it a popular shor history or an extracurricular book for language study, the book will deeply influence contemporary Chinese readers. Each chapter begins with a Chinese introduction in order to help readers learn the general content of the chapter and to improve their reading speed and efficiency. Besides, some chapters also provide illustrations or pictures to help readers better understand the content.
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Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language:English.Paperback. Pages Number: 396 Publisher: ; 1 (201191). Seller Inventory # MB1022