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Pictorial Encyclopedia of American History
The first edition of this set, in 1962, contained 16 volumes. The 1968 edition contained 20 volumes. The 1973 edition contained 22 volumes.
Published 1973 by Davco Publishing / United States History Society, Inc.
(first published 1962)
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I believe we have the 1968 edition of this. I can't remember how many times this thing came in handy for history papers. It was beautifully illustrated with full color paintings and excellent clear text. Events were well selected and there seemed to be little chauvinism in the treatment of sensitive topics. We still have this relic of my childhood. I think I'd like to delve into it again someday. I'll say one thing for mom and dad, they spent a fortune on encylopedias for my sister and me. They ...more
My youngest daughter needed a book on Ben Franklin for a report so we stopped at our local used book store. While there we found books 1 thru 8 & book 16 in this set for only 50 cents per book! I was amazed at the info in each one & knew my child would love them once she delved into them. We got home,in no time the report is done & she's excited about reading them through starting today. I wish I could find the remaining ones but the only set I've found so far is min $350 up to $475 ...more
Ok, so I actually read Volume 7 which covers 1861 to 1865 and exclusively discusses the civil war. This is mostly just your classic history text book, but with some great illustrations and diagrams. In short its alot of fun for the art work. But its also got some solid info in there.