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A Little History of the United States (Little Histories) Kindle Edition
In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.
''With imagination, verve and stylishness, James Davidson distills American history into its compelling essence. For newcomers to the subject, an incomparable primer; for veterans, the familiar made fresh with judicious insight.'' --H. W. Brands, University of Texas at Austin
''A book of literary grace and narrative invention. Not only the writing but also the conceptualization consistently engage the reader. Uncommonly imaginative.'' --Christine Heyrman, author of Southern Cross and American Apostles
''A persuasive and enjoyable read. Davidson faced a herculean task in condensing more than five hundred years of history into a slim volume. He fulfills this difficult brief with authority and brio.'' --Richard Aldous, author of Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0106O2RN2
- Publisher : Yale University Press (15 September 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 9382 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 340 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 302,563 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed reading this book. It's well written and accessible. It's one of those books where, as you make your way through it, certain parts pique your interest for further research and reading.
Recommended, for a light bit of reading.