A History of the American People
- Narrated by: Nadia May
- Length: 47 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-06-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins and struggles for independence, to their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the "organic sin" of slavery and the preservation of the Union, to their explosive economic growth and emergence as the world's greatest superpower.
"A magnificent achievement...brilliantly combines broad sweep with extraordinary detail." ( Wall Street Journal)
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By Mike From Mesa on 06-17-09
A British conservative's view of American history.
Absolutely wonderful. Covers history of the US from the first English settlers through the middle of the 1990s when the book was written. Very well read by Nadia May whose clear voice and pronunciation I found suited the book very well. One of the things I found most interesting is that Mr Johnson covers not only the facts but also the background philosophical views at the time as they pertain to the issues being covered. Thus Emerson and others come up not only as poet or writer, but also how their views supported or ran contrary to the then current American thinking.
While I found the entire book fascinating and full of nuggets of information I did not already know I found the treatment of the 20th century most interesting. Johnson's view of the years from Coolidge through Nixon is at odds with the views prevalent 30 years ago, but he makes his case very well indeed with facts, quotes and statistics. I heartily recommend this to anyone with an interest in US history.
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