Synopses & Reviews
Eyes of the Nation is a magnificent one-volume pictorial and narrative history of the United States, with more than five hundred exceptional illustrations, many reproduced here for the first time. Never before has America's past been made so intriguingly accessible, both to the eyes and to the mind. Eyes of the Nation features seven chapters of lucid historical commentary by the distinguished historian Alan Brinkley. A bountiful narrative-in-pictures is drawn from the millions of maps, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, motion pictures, and other treasures in the special collections of the Library of Congress. In vivid and inclusive fashion, the book proceeds from the first encounter of Europeans and Indians, through colonial days and the founding of the nation, industrialisation and westward expansion, and the catastrophes and transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, bringing us, finally, up to the present day. Thanks to the brilliant art selections by picture editor Vincent Vigra and the Library's curators, every stage of the nation's development, every swerve of its fortunes, assumes arresting visual form. In addition to abundant and well-captioned illu
A magnificent one volume pictorial and narrative history of the United States with more than five hundred exceptional illustrations, many reproduced here for the first time.