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The epic of America

Author: James Truslow Adams; M J Gallagher
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1956, ©1933.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Special student edView all editions and formats
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"The Epic of America is not a tangled chronicle of dates, campaigns, and battles. Instead it portrays the spirit of the American people through the more momentous episodes in their country's history and through brief but brilliant biographical snapshots of their leaders. In this outstanding one-volume history the author consistently shows what life held for the typical American of city, town and frontier. In short,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Truslow Adams; M J Gallagher
OCLC Number: 19596951
Notes: Includes index.
"SP-6"--Cover.
Description: x, 436 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Contents: The men of destiny --
A civilization established --
America secedes from the Empire --
The nation finds itself --
America secedes from the Old World --
The sun rises in the West --
The North begins to hustle --
Manifest destiny lays a golden egg --
Brothers' blood --
The end of the frontier --
The flag outruns the Constitution --
The age of the dinosaurs --
America revisits the Old World.
Responsibility: James Truslow Adams ; ill. by M.J. Gallagher.

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"The Epic of America is not a tangled chronicle of dates, campaigns, and battles. Instead it portrays the spirit of the American people through the more momentous episodes in their country's history and through brief but brilliant biographical snapshots of their leaders. In this outstanding one-volume history the author consistently shows what life held for the typical American of city, town and frontier. In short, this book presents a true panorama of American life from Columbus to Franklin D. Roosevelt."--Page 4 of cover.

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