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National Geographic Almanac of American History

by James Miller, John M. Thompson

Other authors: Hugh Ambrose (Introduction)

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Well written, though you need a dictionary for many adjectives and the occasional important word. I consider myself an average to above average reader and had a great deal of difficulty understanding some sections. Just glossing over most of the words you don’t know, you can still enjoy it as written. Those words may add shades of meaning, yet you lose other meanings and connections by taking the time to look their meaning up. ( )
  AprilBrown | Oct 16, 2011 |
If you're taking any sort of US history classes, this book helps as an additional source. It can simplify confusing ideas and time periods, explain more about something than a textbook might, and just generally comes in handy for double checking things. Easy and concise. ( )
  Maggie_Rum | Jun 10, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792283686, Hardcover)

Featuring stunning images, revealing maps, historic facts, and concise analysis, the National Geographic Almanac of American History is carefully balanced to provide readers with a deeper comprehension of United States history.

The Almanac is unparalleled in its reader-friendly format: the book's four major sections are enhanced by a thorough table of contents, a detailed index, and bibliography, plus a feature on how to use the book. Section 1 explores America's geologic makeup and answers the question, "How was the land responsible for the way in which America developed?" Milestones comprise section 2: Twelve essays discuss how America evolved to become the global leader it is today. Section 3 covers the major eras in America's history, beginning with the earliest Native Americans. The final section of the book covers: Leaders, Wars, Religion and Beliefs, Presidents, and finally, Milestone Documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and more.

With an introduction by Hugh Ambrose, historian and a founding director of The National D-Day Museum, the National Geographic Almanac of American History is a timely and essential resource that every American should own.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:21 -0400)

This resource provides the ultimate guide to understanding America and its evolving role in our world's past, present, and future.

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