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A Concise History of the United States

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Though America is a new country by the standards of earlier civilizations, its history makes up in breadth, dynamism and flamboyance what it lacks in actual duration; only a few centuries ago, the most powerful nation in the world was nothing more than a network of trading posts. In this short survey, the author concentrates on those qualities in the American people that m ...more
Published November 25th 1999 by Sutton Publishing (first published 1970)
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Jun 16, 2011 Anastasia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those wishing to brush up on US history
I fairly enjoyed this book. It tended to skip about from topic to topic; some in depth, others not so much, a few not at all. As a crash course on United States history it delivered in most areas.
Aseem Sharma
"Concise" is the appropriate word here. Easy to read, the book covers good deal of issues from slavery to civil war. The reconstruction material is beautiful.
Good review of stuff I had forgotten.
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Andrew Sinclair was born in Oxford in 1935 and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. After earning a Ph.D. in American History from Cambridge, he pursued an academic career in the United States and England. His first two novels, written while he was still at Cambridge, were both published in 1959: The Breaking of Bumbo (based on his own experience in the Coldstream Guards, and later ...more
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