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America: A Narrative History, Brief Edition…

America: A Narrative History, Brief Edition (1984)

by George Brown Tindall

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While textbooks will never be near the top of anyone’s preferred reading, they are good to have for reference and for learning about less-familiar topics, and Tindall’s work is quite readable. First off, it is a book which is easy to hold—not the 8- x 10-inch anchor which most textbooks have become. Tindall’s scholarship is solid (yes, there are a few inevitable factual errors), his writing is engaging and often witty, and his treatment of particular topics frequently includes their historiography and historians, which the LibraryThing readers should appreciate. On the down side, the book is visually rather bland, at least in comparison with other textbooks, and this first edition has way, way too many typographical errors. But I would still recommend it or a later edition, particularly to those who are fortunate enough, as I was, to find an inexpensive copy.
  danharness | May 7, 2017 |
This was the textbook for my American History class, but it was extremely readable and made the subject matter very interesting and accessible. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
Excellent overview for the uninitiated. ( )
  Lack_Bauer | Sep 17, 2014 |
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