National Geographic Almanac Of American History by James MillerNational Geographic Almanac Of American History by James Miller

National Geographic Almanac Of American History

byJames Miller, John ThompsonIntroduction byHugh Ambrose

Paperback | August 21, 2007

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Featuring National Geographic's hallmark combination of stunning images, superb maps, authoritative narrative, and concise, penetrating analysis, the Almanac of American History has been carefully designed to offer its readers not just a wider and deeper understanding of our country's development, but also an inviting mix of fascinating facts and colorful graphics that make it a browser's delight.

After the Introduction by respected historian Hugh Ambrose and a special feature on how to use the Almanac's features most efficiently, the book is divided into four major parts, each exploring a different aspect of America's history. The first explores the continent's geology and geography to answer the fundamental question of how the vast, rich landscape shaped both our expanding society and our sense of ourselves. In Section 2, Milestones, twelve essays discuss how America evolved from a sparsely settled wilderness into the global leader it is today. Section 3 covers the major eras in America's history, beginning with the earliest Native Americans and closing with the first decade of a new millennium. Finally, a thematically organized section discusses such important topics as Leaders, Wars, Religion and Beliefs, and Presidents. An appendix features Milestone Documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and more. A bibliography and a comprehensive index complete this indispensable reference.
James Miller earned his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University. After teaching at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, he was an editor in economics and history. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is currently writing a full-scale biography of a major figure in American history.John Thompson is the author of six National G...
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Title:National Geographic Almanac Of American HistoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7.3 × 1 inPublished:August 21, 2007Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1426200994

ISBN - 13:9781426200991

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