American History of the 20th Century

American History of the 20th Century

by Richard Rubin
     
 

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This book deals with American history since 1880eÄîa period when the United States was transformed from a relatively small, remote, and isolated outpost to the planeteÄôs richest, most powerful, and most influential nation. It is also, not coincidentally, a period that produced some of the worldeÄôs most unforgettable characterseÄ

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This book deals with American history since 1880eÄîa period when the United States was transformed from a relatively small, remote, and isolated outpost to the planeteÄôs richest, most powerful, and most influential nation. It is also, not coincidentally, a period that produced some of the worldeÄôs most unforgettable characterseÄîand some of its best stories. History is not fixed, not two-dimensional, not black-and-white; it is always open to interpretation, always subject to speculation, always riddled with mystery. Only one thing is certain about history: All of it was essential to creating the world we live in today. In that regard, every story you will read in this book, and any other history book, is your story, too. What happens to you today has a great deal to do with what happened to other people a century ago; what you do tomorrow is influenced, whether you know it or not, by what other people did yesterday. In learning about history, we invariably learn a lot about ourselves, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781876964177
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Instant History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
321 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Rubin is the author of Confederacy of Silence. He has written for the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and New York magazine. He lives in New York and Maine.

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