The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

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by Richard Hofstadter
     
 

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A revised edition of the clasic study of American politics from the Founding Fathers to FDR.

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A revised edition of the clasic study of American politics from the Founding Fathers to FDR.

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David Greenberg
...[N]ow celebrating its 50th year in pring. . .Like a robust octogenarian, the vigorous old book invites us to inquire of it the secrets of its longevity. . . .the book's continued popularity may be owing as much to its philosophy as to its literary charms or the singular historiographical niche it occupies. -- The Atlantic Monthly

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ISBN-13:
9780679723158
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
106,706
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Advanced Placement United States History class has to read this book as part of the curriculum. While it is a good discussion piece there, I can¿t imagine talking about it anywhere other than in a classroom. Frankly, I found it to be quite boring. While APT did have its moments here and there, I (and a dozen other people in my class) was literally falling asleep on the pages. Moreover, Hofstadter seems particularly biased on everything he writes about. Although every book has at least some bias, even if only the smallest amount, I think Hofstadter went a little too personal with APT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Extremely well-written, APT is both engaging and informative. Profiles of the key personalities are linked to events as Hofstadter provides both anecdotal and general histories of the country's pivotal eras. Verily the best general US history book for scholars and history buffs alike, as well as a classic in its own right. A good review for the AP exam, as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sixth grade teacher had us all read this excellent and informative work. The breadth and depth of the American experience is adequately covered here. There are a few drawbacks, notably Hofstander's literary bias on what the 'political tradition' of America is. Still, a great work
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8th grade history teacher told me to read APT and I did over the summer... It has so much information that I will have to go back and read the whole book again (as well as take notes.) I have learned alot from the book and I believe it to be excellent and well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very insightful about many opinions made during the American upbringing. As a sophomore in high school, my teacher made us ready many lengthy books like this from Boorstin and Beard. I think with this book you can present many essay debates and class discussions