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A Little History of the United States

£9.99

Product description

Hardback published in 2015 by Yale University Press. Illustrated with several maps and a good index.

A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages.
How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States .
Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand.
Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.

A fascinating and well written history that will be of interest to anyone.

Complete with original dust jacket which has not been price-clipped, in very good clean condition showing very little sign of any wear.

Item details

Author(s):
James West Davidson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.4 cm by 21.6 cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300181418
ISBN-13:
9780300181418
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
A Little History of the United States

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Hardback published in 2015 by Yale University Press. Illustrated with several maps and a good index.

A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages.
How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States .
Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand.
Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.

A fascinating and well written history that will be of interest to anyone.

Complete with original dust jacket which has not been price-clipped, in very good clean condition showing very little sign of any wear.

Author(s):
James West Davidson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.4 cm by 21.6 cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300181418
ISBN-13:
9780300181418
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
A Little History of the United States

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