To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian (Paperback)
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/01/2004
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When Stephen Ambrose became interested in American history at age 18, there was much that America had done that made him proud, but there were many things he condemned as well; slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, racist Southern politicians, the Robber Barons of the transcontinental railroad, the use of the atomic bomb. All through his undergraduate and graduate years from 1953-1960, Ambrose learned such ideas from his professors and believed and then taught them himself when he became a teacher of history in 1960. But after researching and writing about the Civil War in graduate school, Eisenhower in the 60s, Crazy Horse and Custer, Lewis and Clark, Nixon, the transcontinental railroad, and World War II over the next three decades, Ambrose's views on American history changed. In his new book the renowned historian celebrates America's spirit and confronts its failures and struggles. As always in his much acclaimed work, Ambrose brings alive the men and women, famous and not, who have peopled history and made the United States the superpower it is now.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743252126
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 324 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Ken Burns Stephen Ambrose is that rare breed: an historian with true passion for his subjects.
Chicago Sun-Times An exciting classroom lecture by a well-beloved teacher.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel An excellent read...a must for history fans....To America is a love letter to the nation.
Jeff Guinn Fort Worth Star-Telegram Stunning....Stephen Ambrose should be assigned a special, honored place among modern historians....All of us who write or read history are in his debt.

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