The Men Who United The States Low Price Cd: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics And…

Audio Book (CD) | September 16, 2014

bySimon Winchester

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For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum—Out of many, one"—has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But what unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today?

Simon Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers and explorers, from Lewis and Clark, 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. Winchester travels across vast swaths of the American landscape, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Seattle to Anchorage and Truckee to Laramie, 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, led by one of the most gifted writers.

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For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum—Out of many, one"—has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But what unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today?Simon Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers and e...

SIMON WINCHESTER is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. 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...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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"Entertaining. ... A pleasure." - New York Times Book Review

"A rousing tribute to the alliances, agencies, and inventions - from Lewis and Clark to the Internet - that underpin our more perfect union. A stunning, highly original feast of a book." - Stacy Schiff, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cleopatra

"Vivid, valuable. ... An extraordinary, propulsive tale." - Wall Street Journal