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Great intro to our history
on 24 August 2006
This book whisks you through our history with what I thought was just the right balance of hard fact, the author's opinion, and a bit of fun. I read a lot of history and it's not often as enjoyable as this. I wouldn't say that I learned anything new by reading this book - it's not a radical reworking of our country's history - but I enjoyed brushing up on what I know.
There's a good balance between the different time periods, and a mix of social, political, and military info. All in all, a good read if you like history already, and a good read if you're not into history yet (you might be when you've finsihed it).
One last thing - the author writes really nicely, more historians like this please!