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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (956 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Johnson's monumental history of the United States, from the first settlers to the Clinton administration, covers every aspect of American culture: politics, business, art, literature, science, society and customs, complex traditions, and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character.

Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Ben Franklin, Tom Paine, George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, among others, are all presented in a fresh perspective. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality.

This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins and struggles for independence, to their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the organic sin of slavery and the preservation of the Union, to their explosive economic growth and emergence as the world's greatest superpower. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/19/2014

    " I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I read it along with my son for an American history course, and though I thought the coverage was great, and I mostly agreed with the author's point of view, I found myself wanting to throttle him sometimes because of his weird personal views on some of the characters. Overall, though, it's a much better read for American history than most text books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/3/2014

    " I have been listening to this book in fits and starts for months now. Though I enjoy it, it has over 48 hours worth of listening. I enjoyed it mostly because since the author is British, the biases I am used to and annoyed by are absent. I can detect a few but anything published lately in the US has such a political overtone I liked having a different viewpoint. I liked this book enough it is on my "to buy" list to have as a reference book in my home for my children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Walt Bauer | 1/20/2014

    " This book will greatly broaden and change your knowledge and understanding of the history of the United States. It is written by a Brit that wanted to know and understand American history. He has a huge understanding of the subject, more than 99+% of all Americans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sriram | 1/10/2014

    " Despite this length, this was a very engaging survey of US history. The conservative slant which was permissible in the beginning parts of the book however got downright annoying towards the end. "

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