A Short History of the United States: From the Arrival of Native American Tribes to the Obama Presidency

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In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.

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“A masterful recounting of the Amercian experience from the discovery of the New World to the present. . . . It is a perfect history for our times.” (Robert Dallek, author of Nixon and Kissinger)

“In 2008, Americans face war, terrorism, recession and the rising economies of China and India. Yet the author avers there is still reason to hope for good leadership. Astute assessments of an evolving nation and ideal reading for November voters.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Provides everything a casual (or bewildered) reader needs to know about the United States from the first English colonists until the beginning of 2008. . . . An objective narrative of this nation’s history that readers of all political stripes will appreciate.” (Publishers Weekly)

“One of our great historians has now given us yet another great work. . . . [It] may be brief, but it is wise, eloquent and authoritative. Readers in search of a sprightly tour of the nation’s lives and times need look no farther than Remini’s latest achievement.” (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House)

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Robert V. Remini's A Short History of the United States is an abbreviated, accessible, lively, and erudite narrative history that contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions. Racing across the centuries—from the arrival and migration of Native Americans and the discovery of the New World by Europeans, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, up to the global conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—it is a fascinating overview of a great nation's epochs and missteps, and a celebration of its achievements, its unique and enduring strengths, and its abiding commitment to individual freedoms.

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