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The Unfinished Nation 2: A Concise History of the American People

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The Unfinished Nation, a concise survey of America's history, is known for Alan Brinkley's clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship. The book presents a balanced picture that connects the newer histories of society and culture with the more traditional stories of politics, diplomacy, and great public events and individuals.
Paperback, 640 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published 1992)
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David Sarkies
Oct 10, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: American history students
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A standard text book for American History
13 March 2012

This was the text book that we used for American History at university, which now I come to think about it was a little surprising considering that despite our lecturer being a huge critic of the United States he selected a text book that has a happy ending. He did discuss this aspect of the book in one of his lectures, indicating that the books that do not have happy endings are generally not all that popular within the American educational...more
Cynthia Martin
This is a textbook that reads like a novel. For someone like me who is NOT a history buff, i need something to keep me entertained rather than just reading a bunch of facts. In all honesty, the only reason I'm reading it is because it is required for class.
Jacqui Hopkins
This college textbook actually reads like a novel. No kidding.
Rebecca
Easy to follow and understand despite being a non-fiction historical book, but hard to read because of the length of chapters. Very little bias was involved in the writing (however, a professor mentioned a little biased lean in the controversial information in terms of not presenting all views and speculations). Some sections are dull and packed with dates. Something that confused me was the organization of the information. It was organized politically rather than chronologically (with the excep...more
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