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The Great Surge: The Unexpected Ways Migrations Transformed and Powered America's Rise

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New York Times bestselling author, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Fox News contributor Michael Barone reveals the power and lasting influence of migrations on American history, economics, politics, and culture over the last three centuries.

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Crown Forum
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Jim Blessing
I especially enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book which seemed to provide an excellent non-bias assessment of the migration groups that came to America. The author provided a good discussion on why they came and where they settled and how they contributed to the country's divisive political divisions. However, his analysis in the later stages of the book befitting his status as a Fox News Channel Contributor seemed to be biased towards the right-wing viewpoint of the country. Overall, a good read,...more
Christine
I enjoyed reading about how surges of immigration have shaped American politics sin the colonial period until recently.
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Michael Barone, a political analyst and journalist, studies politics, American government, and campaigns and elections. The principal coauthor of the annual Almanac of American Politics (National Journal Group), he has written many books on American politics and history. Barone is also a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner. Barone has also written for many major market publication...more
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