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by Dr. Alan Alexrod,Charles Phillips

eBook What Every American Should Know About American History: 200 Events that Shaped the Nation download ISBN: 1558501525
Author: Dr. Alan Alexrod,Charles Phillips
Publisher: Adams Media Corp (September 1, 1992)
Language: English
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Category: History
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Brief essays describe two hundred pivotal events that shaped the history of the United States, from Leif .

Brief essays describe two hundred pivotal events that shaped the history of the United States, from Leif Ericson's exploration of Vinland to the end of the Cold War and the Rodney King incident. Similar in concept as well as title to John Garraty's 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History ( LJ 4/1/89), this volume continues the present fast-food approach to digesting American history. Here 200 events, arranged chronologically from "Leif Ericson Explores Vinland" to "The Cold War Ends," are described with the hopes of creating a "usable past" rather than a continuous narrative of facts.

Alan Axelrod and Charles Phillips, provide a thoughtful progression of events both large and small, which have shaped of our nation. Schools of thought, artistic expression, even televised entertainment, mix in with wars, treaties established and abandoned, and technological advances, to tell the story of what forces brought us to where we are today. The 200 events chosen by the authors reflect an understanding that while history has its momentous events (invention of the automobile), events bringing less fanfare (the invention of barbed wire), have also shaped our nation.

Essentially, this book was comprised of historical vignettes that every American should know about their history. I was extremely impressed not only by the authors' choice of 200 historical events, but also by their ability to explain each event's historical significance in a relatively objective and non-political manner. That's not an easy job to do. My copy of the book was published in 1992, but it contained an eerily prophetic "afterward" discussing what the author A very good bathroom reader

In single-topic history books, the key events are often buried under an avalanche of detail.

In single-topic history books, the key events are often buried under an avalanche of detail. Not so with books like these, which by their nature must simplify. Does this reduce the complexity of historical events? Does this leave out important details? No doubt, but there is a trade-off: with simplicity comes clarity. May 01, 2010 Mariah rated it really liked it. Chapters each tell about a significant historical event.

Know about American History : Two Hundred Events That Shaped the Nation. This is about two pages on each of 200 events that are important on American History.

book by Charles Phillips. If you've ever thought American history was as dry as the dust on an old battlefield, guess again. What Every American Should Know about American History : Two Hundred Events That Shaped the Nation. by Alan Alexrod and Charles Phillips. I promise you will not come out of here knowing everything you need to know about American History.

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successful What Every American Should Know about American History-provides capsule summaries of the 200 most important events in world history since 1900. Alan Axelrod, Charles Phillips.

From the Wright Brothers to the election of Nelson Mandela, this engaging, reader-friendly compendium-from the authors of the enormously successful What Every American Should Know about American History-provides capsule summaries of the 200 most important events in world history since 1900.

Every American Should Know About American History. Jim Michaels interviewed Axelrod for an article in USA Today about the United States Marine Corps at the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. The battle proved that the Marines were well trained as a modern fighting force and with skill and courage stopped the Germans from advancing on Paris

How do American arms exports affect the American people? . When children are hostile, the opposing army is more likely to consider every civilian a potential enemy. Why do children join armies? They are often forced to.

How do American arms exports affect the American people? . Hundreds of thousands were killed in South Korea, and 200,000 to 400,000 in Vietnam. In the wars of the 1990s, civilian deaths constituted between 75 and 90 percent of all war deaths.

Brief essays describe two hundred pivotal events that shaped the history of the United States, from Leif Ericson's exploration of Vinland to the end of the Cold War and the Rodney King incident
Comments: (7)
Whitesmasher
Not a lot of depth but plenty of topics covered. For a brief glimpse into some important aspects of our American Heritage this works well. However, if you're looking for history lessons don't stop here. Rather than give you an entire account you're given more the "Readers Digest Condensed Version". Perfect little snapshots when you've got 5 minutes to kill.
Agamaginn
I actually saw this book at my lawyers office and began to read through it. I love American history, and what a great way to sneak in some past information. I leave it on the coffee table. Everyone loves history when it is short and hits the highlights.
Mezilabar
Good book!!
Garr
This is the type of book that can be read in any order. It is just loaded with interestin facts that often forgotten or overlooked.
Ceroelyu
Excellent summaries of the great events which took place in American history. It helped me immensely when I was writing stories about my ancestors. I checked in the book for the events happening in their "timeline." A nice little book to own. I recommend it!!
Enila
New, Delivered Earlier than promise
Qudanilyr
Husband loves the history...a must for any history buff..this book sits by his bedside and goes on vacation with him.
The writers give what they believe to be the 200 most significant events from American history. They give a summary of the event followed by a brief description of how that event fits in with the broader context of American history.
For the most part, they have chosen and written well. While not scholarly, their analyses appear both sound and well thought out. I say appear, because toward the end of the book, when they arrive at incidents which the adult reader will have lived through and will recall well, they miss the mark more often than they hit it. It makes one wonder if their description and analysis of the more distant events might not be skewed as well.
When the book is read with the realization that the authors write from a particular socio-political agenda, then the thoughtful reader can sift their views through the filter of healthy skepticism. Read in this manner, the book is informative, entertaining, and thought provoking.