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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier Narrator: Jim Manchester Publisher: AudioBookShelf Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Drama of American History Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781482983753
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History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. 

The Rise of the Cities discusses the factors leading to the settlement and growth of cities in the United States and examines some of the social problems that are part of city life. The authors explore the role of technological advances, governing strategies, and social welfare.

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  • “Continuing the Colliers’ noteworthy series, The Drama of American History, these volumes concentrate on what the authors call ‘the basic themes of the American story’…Two highly readable and informative volumes.”

    Booklist 

  • “A book that focuses on the broad themes of history rather than facts and dates…accessible, attractive.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author

Christopher Collier is an author and historian. He attended Clark University and Columbia University, where he earned his PhD. He was the official Connecticut State Historian from 1984 to 2004 and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the brother of James Lincoln Collier, with whom he has written a number of novels, most of which are based on historic events. His books have been nominated for several awards, including the Newbery Honor and the Pulitzer Prize.

About the Narrator

Jim Manchester is a retired English and theater teacher in Rhode Island. He has directed and acted in many theatrical productions over the years and has done voice-over work in the Providence area. Jim resides in the lovely seaport town of Bristol, Rhode Island.