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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date September 15, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781504629966
ISBN-10 1504629965
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: [Read by Arthur Morey]

A fascinating look at five hundred years of American history from one of our most renowned historians.

How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States. In three hundred fast-moving pages, Davidson guides listeners through five hundred years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources.

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 her 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.



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Paperback
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from Yale Univ Pr (September 13, 2016)
9780300223484 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.19 in. | List price $15.00
This edition also contains A Little History of the United States
About: A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world?
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 15, 2015)
9781504629966 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: [Read by Arthur Morey] A fascinating look at five hundred years of American history from one of our most renowned historians.

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