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Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of America in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
By David Colbert (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date February 1, 1997
Pages 599
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679442240
ISBN-10 0679442243
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $30.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Three hundred eyewitness accounts of great moments in American history include Langston Hughes on the Scottsboro boys, Jack London on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and other chronicles of the Salem witch trials, the Stonewall riot, the Scopes trial, and the bombing of Nagasaki. 40,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thomas Jefferson complains about haggling over the Declaration of Independence ... Jack London guides us through the rubble of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake ... Langston Hughes visits the Scottsboro Boys on death row ... Andy Warhol paints the scene at Studio 54 ... John Seabrook receives e-mail from Bill Gates. Three hundred eyewitnesses -- some famous, some anonymous -- give their personal accounts of the great moments that make up our past, from Columbus to cyberspace, and infuse them with a freshness and urgency no historian can duplicate.

David Colbert has brought together a multitude of voices to create a singularly rich American narrative.  Here are the vivid impressions of men and women who were witnesses to and participants in these and other dramatic moments: the first colony in Virginia, the Salem witch trials, the Boston Tea Party, the Oklahoma land rush, the Scopes Trial, the bombing of Nagasaki, the lunch-counter sit-ins at the outset of the civil rights movement, New York City's Stonewall Riot, the fall of Saigon, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

With unparalleled and thrilling immediacy, these excerpts from diaries, private letters, memoirs, and newspapers paint a fascinating picture of the evolving drama of American life.

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1 edition from Pantheon Books (February 1, 1997)
9780679442240 | details & prices | 599 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Three hundred eyewitness accounts of great moments in American history include Langston Hughes on the Scottsboro boys, Jack London on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and other chronicles of the Salem witch trials, the Stonewall riot, and the Scopes trial
Paperback
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from Vintage Books (July 1, 1998)
9780679767244 | details & prices | 688 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Hundreds of eyewitness accounts of great moments in American history include Langston Hughes on the Scottsboro boys, Jack London on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and other chronicles of the Salem witch trials and the Scopes trial
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439502211 | details & prices | 688 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Thomas Jefferson complains about haggling over the Declaration of Independence .

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