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Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood
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May 27, 2012

really liked it
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This extensive but reasonably readable work is a thorough and enlightening story of the early days of the United States of America.
It is a good survey of the people, the principles and the problems of the period and describes it's successes and failures. The books goes a long way to explaining how Americans developed their sense of America's special place in the world. These early days left an indelible mark on the national character of the US. Anyone who would understand it today must understand its beginnings.

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