A History of the American People

A History of the American People

Book - 1998
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Readable and provocative and written with Paul Johnson's customary vigorous, direct and colourful style, A History of the American People charts the sweep and drama of America's history through its politics and economics, its art and literature and science, its society and manners and, not least, its complex religious beliefs. From Walter Raleigh to Bill Clinton, Paul Johnson casts an admiring but not uncritical eye over events and personalities through the past 400 years. 'Written with a wonder and affectionate curiosity that sweep the reader along...This is the kind of book that brings new readers to its subject by its freshness, its enthusiasm and the quality of its writing' Godfrey Hodgson, Independent
* 'A masterly rendition of America's unique and rambunctious past that is vivid, thoughtful and absorbing...The book is a gallery of engaging pen portraits, elegantly wrought in a few strokes...Much of the book is a collection of these colourful patches which the author has artfully sewn together into a giant, vibrant, breathtaking American quilt - Johnson at his entertaining best' Raymond Seitz, Sunday Telegraph

Publisher: London : Phoenix, 1998, c1997.
ISBN: 9780753804735
Branch Call Number: 973/Joh 3588mb 1
973 Joh
Characteristics: xxi, 1130 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps.


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Oct 23, 2014

The right-wing version. Formerly known as the real history of the United States.

ecrl Oct 03, 2013

If this is "the right wing [sic] version" I assume there is a "left-wing" version of American History... Actually, there are too many, so read this one and make up your own mind.

Oct 05, 2008

the right wing version

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