This is the 90 part Radio 4 series in full. It tells the story of America through the voices of those who were there, from presidents to slaves. It celebrates the American achievement and evokes the sound and colour of daily life; it also explores the paradoxes of American history through three themes, empire, liberty and faith that together underpin this vivid saga. Written and presented by Professor David J. Reynolds who is a Professor of 20th Century International History at Cambridge, and has written numerous books on Anglo American studies. 'Reynolds' presentation combines enthusiasm with authority, and his insightful and far-ranging text is augmented by a wealth of archive voices, from speeches to people in the street' - "The Oldie". 'Reynolds' vigorous presentation of his sweep of American history, and the interwoven voices and news reports of the time, make for striking immediacy' - "Observer".
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House