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American History 1: A Survey (w/Powerweb)

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Highly-respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, American History: A Survey provides students and instructors with a comprehensive account of the American past in which no single approach or theme predominates. From its first edition, this text has included a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history. Today, however, the book ...more
Paperback, 536 pages
Published May 29th 2003 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published December 28th 1979)
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Taylor Troncin
This book probably would have gotten a higher rating had my professor used the book correctly. The professor I had did not use the book greatly... From my own glancing through the book the text seemed boring. However, since history is not my major I probably have a skewed views as to how a history book should be laid out.
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Feb 10, 2011 zltg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The flow of poetic language is admirable. The perspective is well balanced, but sympathetic to the left. A great introductory survey of American history. Amazingly well written.
Elizabeth
Apr 02, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in an overview of American History.
Recommended to Elizabeth by: My hilarious history professor.
Shelves: school
I haven't read tons of history books, but this one is really interesting and pretty clear and easy to read! I'm keeping it after I'm done with my history class.:-)
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