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American History: A Survey

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Highly respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, Alan Brinkleys. "American History" provides students and instructors with a broad, comprehensive approach. to the American past. It offers not only a scrupulous account of American political and. diplomatic history, but also a deep exploration of the many other fields that are central to. a critical ...more
Hardcover, 13th reinforced high school binding, 922 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by McGraw-Hill/Glencoe (first published 1971)
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Characters were good but the plot was horrible.
Seemed rushed.
Oh, goodness, this APUSH book is ridiculous. I'm counting this for reading because I literally read it cover to cover and I'll probably read through it again before the AP test. While I appreciate the history, I don't really like how Brinkley sometimes just skims over certain subjects that have been ingrained into my mind for ages and doesn't give any more insight into them. Also, the book is hardly chronological, and that often confused me--three chapters might have one president but go over th ...more
we had some good times together in apush.
Jul 10, 2014 Yasmin added it
Shelves: high-school
Eh it's a history textbook
I wish the discussion of oppressed peoples had been more integrated, though
May 27, 2013 Brittany rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who do not realize that some published people should not be published.
Recommended to Brittany by: Robertson
Shelves: school
Just nine days and then I am done! Take me back to Europe!
Betty Ho
I seldom read textbook after my graduation. I read this mainly for another book A People's History of the United States 1492 to Present as Howard Zinn said history textbooks usually omit facts that are "unorthodox". So, I spent around a month of my life to verify his statement and it turned out to be a rewardful experience.

To my surprise, Brinkley covered most of these "unorthodox" histories before the Cold War. There was a section called "Debating the Past" to examine differences in historical
This was one of the best textbooks I used in high school. It was clear and very well-written. The chapters were entertaining and the format made it easy to take Cornell Notes. Highly recommend!
This was my AP US History book and while well written caused numerous late nights and come on its still a textbook.
AP US History... that has been an intense, but great class. I'm going to miss it.
Sloooowwwww read. But I guess I'm glad I read it...
Brinkley, Brinkley, Brinkley. Dear god, why Brinkley?
-.- Must I answer this? Five million cows..
It's over!!! WOOOOOOH!!!!
Apr 28, 2010 Wm is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
The book lacks partiality. I am up to chapter 4, but every chapter has some comment about slavery. If not slavery then how awful America was for indentured servants, women, farmers, Indians, immigrants and those who didn't practice a specific religion. I cannot complain, since I found the book in the trash can. I will be returning it from where I found it.
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