The Story of America by DK Publishing

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An insightful, informative, and entertaining volume with contributions by Pulitzer Prize winning authors. The Story of America presents the history of the United States not as a parade of facts and dates but as a story with twists and turns, heroes and villains, lovers, saints -- and even some comic relief. With the help of more than two dozen eminent colleagues, many of them Pulitzer Prize-winners, Allen Weinstein and David Rubel give you American history from Columbus to the present not as you've studied it before, but as Americans lived it at the time. It's a fascinating way to understand how America became a world power and the ways in which the nation's past continue to impact its present. With hundreds of brilliant images, and prose as captivating as that of any good novel, The Story of America fills in the blanks in your education with tales and observations that delight as they inform.
 

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Published October 1, 2002 by DK. 672 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Best writes in a cheerful, colloquial voice, but the repeated bouncing, squeezing and smelling of Annie's balls here grows tiresome, and seasoned ballplayers may find her easy parting from her beloved Spaldeen suspect at story's end.

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Born in 1768, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, a baker, may have invented the lemon meringue pie.

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In hot pursuit of the baby, Elena passes three creatures in need, and though she doesn't want to tarry, Elena takes time to aid the fish, squirrel and mouse.

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Next, a man with a brown beard named Ed suddenly appears to ask Sammy if he'd like to ""go to a place where you could walk and run and play ball and never be sick again."" Although Kooharian conveys a message to children that Sammy can now face death (a golden place with a kind bearded man as his...

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Farmer Puckett plans to use the ""hu-mon-gous"" Jake Johnson to ""haul fireworks to the fairgrounds for the Independence Day Social."" Jake has other ideas.

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Readers who know zilch about protohumans--whether or not they also catch the TV show--will find McKie's volume a wonderful place to start: amateurs of paleoanthropology will find that McKie's details, sidebars, notes and examples cater to their interest and capture the current state of the field.

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An alternative title for this might be "The Treasury of American History" as it's an anthology of our nation's favorite stories: Lewis and Clark's expedition, Nat Turner' s revolt, Custer's last stand, Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, and Nixon' s Watergate scandal.

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In "The Story of America," a collection of 20 articles previously published in The New Yorker magazine, Lepore, a professor of history at Harvard University, demonstrates that democracy is best understood through an examination of the conflicted, contradictory and contested narratives we construc...

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