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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness America: The History of the World's Most Powerful Nation (Mammoth Book)

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The nation founded by the people and for the people now has its history recounted through the people in the they-were-there chronicles of The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness America. This is America in the very words of those who made it—from ordinary citizens to the nation's greatest figures and writers, including George Washington, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Alistair Cooke, and hundreds of others. Jon E. Lewis has woven this country's epic history from numerous sources. He brings the past to life through the eyes of those who made it: Columbus's first impressions of the new continent, Paul Revere's ride, Lewis and Clark's trek to the Pacific, Mark Twain's prospecting during the Gold Rush, Willa Cather's homestead on the Great Plains, Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb, Lillian Hellman's appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Neil Armstrong's moon landing, and much more. There are also accounts from the country's greatest writers, from Walt Whitman on Lincoln's assassination to John Steinbeck on the Dust Bowl. Perhaps most important, there are the words of ordinary Americans, including soldiers, cowboys and Native Americans, suffragettes and peace marchers, among others who united this country.

Synopsis:

The nation founded by the people and for the people now has its history recounted through the people in these they-were-there chronicles. This is America in the very words of those who made it--from ordinary citizens to the nation's greatest figures and writers.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786711673
Subtitle:
The History of the World's Most Powerful Nation
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.
Editor:
Lewis, Jon E.; *, EDITOR
Author:
Lewis, Jon
Author:
Lewis, Jon E.
Publisher:
Running Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mammoth Book of
Series Volume:
no. 03-10-031
Publication Date:
20030717
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 13.5 oz

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History and Social Science » US History » General

The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness America: The History of the World's Most Powerful Nation (Mammoth Book)
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Product details 544 pages Carroll & Graf Publishers - English 9780786711673 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The nation founded by the people and for the people now has its history recounted through the people in these they-were-there chronicles. This is America in the very words of those who made it--from ordinary citizens to the nation's greatest figures and writers.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references.
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