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by Simon Winchester

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 16, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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"Simon Winchester never disappoints, and The Men Who United the States is a lively and surprising account of how this sprawling piece of geography became a nation. This is America from the ground up. Inspiring and engaging." -Tom Brokaw

How did America become "one nation, indivisible"? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester brings together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings.

Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers, and explorers, from Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys of the West to the builders of the first transcontinental railroad and the curmudgeonly civil engineer who oversaw the creation of more than three million miles of highway. He travels across the American landscape, using the five classical elements-Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal-to chart the contributions these adventurous leaders made to connect the diverse communities within the United States and ensure the future of the American project begun in 1776.

The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062079611

ISBN - 13: 9780062079619

Found in: History

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The Men Who United The States: America's Explorers  Inventors  Ecc

The Men Who United The States: America's Explorers Inventors Ecc

by Simon Winchester

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062079611

ISBN - 13: 9780062079619

From the Publisher

"Simon Winchester never disappoints, and The Men Who United the States is a lively and surprising account of how this sprawling piece of geography became a nation. This is America from the ground up. Inspiring and engaging." -Tom Brokaw

How did America become "one nation, indivisible"? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester brings together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings.

Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers, and explorers, from Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys of the West to the builders of the first transcontinental railroad and the curmudgeonly civil engineer who oversaw the creation of more than three million miles of highway. He travels across the American landscape, using the five classical elements-Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal-to chart the contributions these adventurous leaders made to connect the diverse communities within the United States and ensure the future of the American project begun in 1776.

The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history.

About the Author

SIMON WINCHESTER is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Map that Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. His most recent book is Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.

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