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American Story : Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation's Heritage

American Story : Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation's Heritage - 00 edition

American Story : Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation's Heritage - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780895778918

ISBN10: 0895778912

American Story : Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
Published: 2000
International: No
American Story : Who, What, When, Where, Why of Our Nation

ISBN13: 9780895778918

ISBN10: 0895778912

Summary

Just in time for inauguration day, a glorious celebration of american history, people, places, and spirit.

In photographs and paintings, lively anecdotes and revealing personality profiles, The American Story presents a panoramic view of our country's history. Organized chronologically from the early days of exploration through settlement, the Revolution, expansion, the Civil War, industrial development, World Wars, the conquest of space and celebration of the new millennium, it tells the human stories behind major events, often in the words of the participants.

  • Learn why George Mason, the man most responsible for the Bill of Rights, refused to sign the Constitution
  • Read about the devastating fire a young Thoreau accidentally set at Walden Pond
  • Find out why the model for the Statue of Liberty's face, sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's mother, may not have been an ideal Choice
  • Discover why the first lunar landing came close to disaster
  • Revisit the legendary rock festival at Woodstock
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