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

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

by Vincent Virga
     
 

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A magnificent one volume pictorial and narrative history of the United States with more than five hundred exceptional illustrations, many reproduced here for the first time.

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A magnificent one volume pictorial and narrative history of the United States with more than five hundred exceptional illustrations, many reproduced here for the first time.

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From the Publisher
...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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593730352
Publisher:
Bunker Hill Publishing Inc
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.39(w) x 12.06(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Virga has been called "America's foremost picture editor." He has researched, edited, and designed picture sections for more than 150 books, as well as the full-length photo essay The Eighties. He has published two novels, Gaywyck and A Comfortable Corner, and is currently completing a third, titled Theatricals.

Since the Special Collections were established in 1897, the Curators of the Library of Congress have played a crucial role in acquiring and maintaining the Library's collections, particularly those that document the American experience. Eyes of the Nation is the first book for the general reader on which the Curators have collaborated.

Alan Brinkley is a professor of American history at Columbia University. His previous books include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the American Book Award for History, and The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the Amerian Historical Review, the Journal of American History, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and other publications.

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