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Celebrating The New World: Chicago's Columbian Exposition Of 1893 (American Ways Series)

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It was the most astonishing fair ever. "The grandest exposition this planet has ever witnessed, " wrote one observer of the Columbian Exposition. A spectacular neoclassical "White City" designed by the nation's leading architects under the direction of Daniel Burnham; innumerable exhibits of science, technology, and the arts from throughout the world; a meeting place for a ...more
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Published March 1st 1993 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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Nov 11, 2011 Wes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Using the 1893 Worlds Fair as a theme, this is really a general look at the United States of the early 1890's. Roughly a third of the way through I thought, "this seems like a Readers Digest version of history." Looking at the back cover blurb:

"The American Ways series is designed to provide compact interpretations of key episodes and important topics and themes in American history. Books in the series are written by accomplished historians ... (with) the ability to synthesize their knowledge in
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