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4.0 out of 5 stars Quality overview; lacking Quantity, 1 Feb 2011
This review is from: Simon Schama's The American Future: A History [DVD] (DVD)
Fundamentally, it is enjoyable to watch; imbuing a historical documentary with vitality through colourful biographical accounts, e.g. Montgomery C. Meigs. Furthermore the style focuses on particular people and situations, utilising them as microcosms to highlight larger and more general socio-economic patterns and occurences.

On the other hand, there is only 4 hours of footage. Indeed despite a whole episode focusing on American Wars and American views on war , virtually no attention was given to the wars of the 20th Century: indeed there was no mention on the World Wars, Vietnam.

To conclude, it is an illuminating and interesting overview of American History also extapolating on some of the future problems for America in the 21st Century. However, it is limited by a lack of time which impinges upon the quantity of American history which is covered. Therefore I believe it was worth watching, but arguably Schama's books may be substantial.
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