American Heritage History of the United StatesBook - 1998
For more than four decades, American Heritage's reputation for engaging, impeccably researched historical journalism has made it one of the most respected names in American story-telling. In that same tradition of quality comes the American Heritage History of the United States, an entirely new work of history which is a worthy successor to the American Heritage New History of the Civil War and the American Heritage New History of World War II.In this rich and inspiring book, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States--a nation formed from a vast wilderness of mountains and streams on whose fringes a few small colonies made a bold cast at freedom, then burgeoned into an expanding democracy, and ultimately flourished as a world power. From the first primitive maps outlining a New World to the faded daguerreotypes of young men in uniforms standing beside Confederate flags; to pictures of hopeful immigrant families arriving at Ellis Island; to the stirring photographs of Civil Rights marchers; to the terrible images of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing--the history of America offers a stunning album of people and events.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1998.
Branch Call Number: 973 Bri
Characteristics: 628 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: History of the United States