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The Men Who United the States

America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
Winchester, Simon (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
Authors: Winchester, Simon
Title: The men who united the states
America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xxv, 463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Maps on endpapers
Summary: Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
ISBN: 9780062079602
0062079603
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Winchester
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-449) and index
Subject Headings: HISTORY / United States / General United States History Explorers United States Inventors United States Inventions United States
Topical Term: HISTORY United States General
Explorers
Inventors
Inventions
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May 07, 2014
  • elle_em rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is a bizarrely crafted look at Ayn Randian individuals who impacted the US, told from a technological stand point. The tone is conversational to the point of being disruptive. Check amazon reviews for better reading recommendations.

Feb 11, 2014
  • Bill_R rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A celebration of the difference many individual Americans made in the history of the country and in many cases the world. Some names are familiar but delightful to learn some new ones, private and public, pioneers in their day. He tells their stories in a creative framework of wood, earth, water, fire, air and metal -- from Lewis and Clark to the web. Winchester does get a little carried away sometimes with his rapture over the New Deal, etc but it did not detract from my enjoying the book.

Dec 08, 2013
  • 23305013033655 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is anything but an objective history book. The author has compiled a list of theories to suit his left wing progressive agenda. What a pile of crapola.

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