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Witness to America : an illustrated documentary history of the United States from the Revolution to today

Author: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Includes over 150 eyewitness accounts of events in American history including works from prominent historical figures and ordinary people.

Contains primary source material.

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 0062716115 9780062716118
OCLC Number: 41400736
Notes: "A Lou Reda book."
Rev., updated ed. of: The heritage of America / edited by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins. Rev. and enl. ed. 1949.
Description: xv, 605 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (73 min., 56 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Audio CD: 1. Introduction --
2. Mowhawks spill tea in Boston Harbor --
3. Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence --
4. The American army suffers at Valley Forge --
5. Tecumseh pledges support to the British --
6. "Old America is moving westward" --
7. Settlers recall growing up in the early Republic --
8. Mark Twain on the Pony Express --
9. Three accounts of pioneer life --
10. The Reverend Walsh inspects a slave ship --
11. Abraham Lincoln : O captain, my captain --
12. Writing "The battle hymn of the Republic" --
13. The Civil War ends with a surrender --
14. Robert Louis Stevenson travels across the Plains --
15. Henry Ford constructs a gasoline buggy --
16. Jacob Riis discovers how the other half lives --
17. Theodore Roosevelt takes charge of the Navy --
18. The World Wars --
19. The Marines cross a river under fire on Guadalcanal --
20. An American plane ushers in the Atomic Age --
21. The GIs and modern America --
22. Edward R. Murrow on the meaning of television --
23. John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address --
24. Rosa Parks gets arrested in Montgomery --
25. The Democratic convention, August 1968 --
26. Neil Armstrong reminisces about his moon walk --
27. The harrowing evacuation of Saigon --
28. Bill Gates on the birth of the personal computer --
29. Michael Kinsley on the impeachment of Bill Clinton --
30. Toward the new millennium --
31. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Heritage of America.
Responsibility: Stephen Ambrose & Douglas Brinkley, [editors].
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Includes over 150 eyewitness accounts of events in American history including works from prominent historical figures and ordinary people.

Contains primary source material.

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