"An imaginative, intelligent and sprightly volume that, in the space of some two hundred pages, races through the history of the Western hemisphere-from prehistoric times to the present."-The Washington Post Book World "This wonderfully sharp and provocative book should become essential reading for anybody interested in the history of America."-The Times Literary Supplement (London)"""Fernandez-Armesto can personalize broad historical trends without sinking into triviality. . . . History written at its best." -Booklist
A history of North, South and Central America, from prehistory to the present, by one of the world's best-known historians.