Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States

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Never before has America's past been made so intriguingly accessible, both to the eyes and to the mind. Eyes of the Nation profits from seven chapters of lucid historical commentary by the distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, but at its core is a bountiful narrative-in-pictures drawn from the millions of maps, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, motion pictures, and other treasures in the Special Collections of the Library of Congress.
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Overview

Never before has America's past been made so intriguingly accessible, both to the eyes and to the mind. Eyes of the Nation profits from seven chapters of lucid historical commentary by the distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, but at its core is a bountiful narrative-in-pictures drawn from the millions of maps, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, motion pictures, and other treasures in the Special Collections of the Library of Congress.
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...the most extraordinary book of its kind to appear in memory... — Buffalo News

...this stunning book unleashes American History at its purest level. — The Tattered Cover

...it breathes life into history.... — USA Today

...a sumptuous visual chronicle of the life and times of America....the captions sparkle brightest, adding context while offering surprising information... — The New York Times

A beautiful book. — Colin Powell

A gripping and absorbing book whose words and pictures immerse you in the great sweep of American history. — Walter Cronkite

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679443308
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 1.37 (d)

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The brilliant art selections of Vincent Virga and the Library's curators provide every stage of the nation's development, every swerve of its fortunes, assuming arresting visual form. Each chapter is introduced by an essay by the National Book Award winning historian, Alan Brinkley.
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