The Great American History Fact-Finder

The Great American History Fact-Finder

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by Ted Yanak, Pam Cornelison
     
 

More than 2,000 entries on people, places, issues, and events--conveniently arranged in a single A-to-Z sequence--cover the spectrum of American society, culture, and history.  See more details below

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More than 2,000 entries on people, places, issues, and events--conveniently arranged in a single A-to-Z sequence--cover the spectrum of American society, culture, and history.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Arranged alphabetically, the more than 2000 entries in this work aim to give an overview of American history. The selection of people, places, and events is up to date, with many informative references to events and personalities through 1992. Reading the Foreword and Preface is essential to understanding fully the excitement one feels turning from page to page. The inclusion of basic historical documents like the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution, as well as the 27 Amendments and the Gettysburg Address, gives balance to the term ``fact finder'' found in the title. Unfortunately, the illustrations are poor and detract from the scholarly tone, but this title is a solid addition to the public library community, at a reasonable cost.-- M.E. Chitty, Fairchilde International Lib. Inst., Plainfield, N.J.
Booknews
An interesting little reference of over two thousand brief entries on the people, places, issues and events relating to U.S. history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Margaret Flanagan
Yanak and Cornelison have compiled a handy dictionary of American history. Arranged alphabetically, the entries offer brief and informative summaries, definitions, and explanations of the people, places, and events that have helped shape the course of the American experience. In a digestible format, the authors have succeeded in providing comprehensible coverage of a broad spectrum of topics, including politics, economics, social trends, and popular culture. Maps, population and presidential tables, and the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address are also included. A fascinating browsing item as well as an accessible ready-reference tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395659922
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.39(d)

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