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Now revised — the easy-to-understand guide to the story of America
Want to better understand U.S. History? This friendly book serves as your tour guide through the important events of America's past and present, introducing you to the people who helped to shape history. From pre-Columbus to the American Revolution, from Watergate to Iraq to Barack Obama, you'll discover fascinating details that you won't find in dry history texts!
From Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln — examine the contributions of great Americans as well as the discovery of gold, the birth of California, the Civil War, and Manifest Destiny
America grows up — be there during the conquering of the West, industrial development, and the invention of the light bulb and the telephone
The impact of the World Wars — understand the sweeping changes these epochal events brought to America and the rest of the world
The Cold War, Camelot, and Clinton — take a closer look at the Korean War and communism, the fabulous '50s, JFK, Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate, Reaganomics, and the Clinton years
From the '90s to now — witness the birth of the microchip, the impact of hanging chads in a presidential election, the largest terrorist attack on American soil, and the growing economic crisis
Open the book and find:
Interesting Americans, from presidents to gangsters to sports heroes
How America fought to win independence from England
Details about all the major wars and their long-term effects
Insight into the roots of slavery
Inventions that changed life for Americans
The impact of the atomic bomb
The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence
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Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. He currently writes a thrice-weekly political column for the Sacramento Bee.
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Book Description For Dummies, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0470436395
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Book Description For Dummies, 2009. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0470436395_abe_bn