From Sea to Shining Sea
Robert Leckie
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From Sea to Shining Sea

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A dramatic narrative history continuing Robert Leckie's popular series on the history of the United States that covers the first 50 years following the American Revolution.

"Another colorful, absorbing historical narrative from Leckie....Vivid, engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews

Hardcover, 650 pages
Published June 30th 2005 by Castle Books (first published 1993)
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Steven Peterson
This is a pretty well written book that covers the period of time from the War with the Barbary Pirates to the War of 1812 to the Mexican War. Thus, the book's title is immediately somewhat obscure--since it doesn't start with the War of 1812! In addition, the first two chapters bridge the key battle at Yorktown to the Louisiana Purchase to President Jefferson's decision not to pay tribute to the Barbary pirates. I could not really find the purpose of this book in those early chapters. Still and...more
Not as good as Ambrose, but not too shabby either. Most books I've read dealing with early American History involve the revolutionary war. This is an interesting perspective of American history from that time to our war with Mexico
Nick Lloyd
While Leckie occasionally wanders a bit too far into editorializing, the book is well-researched and very readable.
Mr Leckie is a great American history writer gives us an understanding of theses conflicts
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Leckie was born on December 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began his career as a writer in high school, as a sports writer for ''The Bergen Evening Record'' in Hackensack, New Jersey.

On January 18, 1942, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.He served in combat in the Pacific theater, as a scout and a machine gunner in H Company, 2nd B...more
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