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History of the United States,
This review is from: The Penguin History of the United States of America (Paperback)
Accomplished, articulate, book, which cuts through mere narrative on one hand, polemics on other, to make insightful points. Each chapter gives us its clear and memorable interpretations.
Author has mastery of events and prose unfailingly lucid and lively. Given some basic factual background and a genuine interest, it is a lively read.
Thoroughly recommended. The price is fair. Like all books of its type one cannot quibble because it leaves out some of lesser topics and odder theories: to be encyclopedic diminishes readbility.
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Initial post: 4 Apr 2011 17:54:53 BDT
james seeley says:
The most readable and enlightening history of the US I've read. The length is ideal: not too bulky but a chapter is long enough to get ones teeth into.
Brogan is an academic but not a dry one!
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