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America: A Narrative History, Brief 8th Edition Paperback – November 16, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0393934083 ISBN-10: 039393408X Edition: Brief Eighth Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1473 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Brief Eighth Edition edition (November 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039393408X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393934083
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was an award-winning historian of the South with a number of major books to his credit, including The Emergence of the New South.

David Emory Shi (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is president emeritus and professor emeritus of history at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of several books focusing on American cultural history, including the award-winning The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920.

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Customer Reviews

I would recommend this book to any student or anyone else.
Moraiwe
The picture is the whole America A narrative history book. what you were selling was Volume 1. which was my fault because I didnt read the title.
olivia
And they never, ever, go out in public with another woman but no man.
Sylvia McIvers

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By purplebird on March 26, 2013
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Purchased for my husband who is a history teacher. He loves the illustrations in this book as well as the content.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe L on June 24, 2013
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Love the book, hate the class. I enjoy history, and i enjoyed reading this book. If you like reading about american history then i think you will probably enjoy this book to some degree.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Janet Burton-Miller on October 19, 2012
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I bought this book because I had a college class about the United States Presidents and it was a required textbook for background material. When I realized my supposedly secular history textbooks for my homeschooling teenagers was actually a very biased Christian world view text, I dropped it and used this one instead as the spine of their two year American History course. The text is informative enough without being overwhelming, and it has an online component through wwnorton.com that made teaching materials readily available to us including chapter outlines, quizzes and map quizzes. I had an almost tailor made class for them with all the planning work done for me. I love the interactive component of this book!
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Tindall and Shi's "America", offers an insightful glimpse into U.S.history from colonial to modern (eighth edition ends with the election of President Obama) times. "Shindle" explicates history in a very complementary fashion, filled with useful graphics (often political cartoons w.captions),and a 'chapter summery' tying together key dates/facts/concepts. This, in addition to a plethora of online resources available, makes the textbook straightforward in terms of tests/quiz preparation. The language used is consistent, and the chapters are divided up fairly evenly. Expect roughly 30-40 pages per chapter-

Tindall and Shi do a fantastic job of making the content easy-to-understand, yet interesting. As noted, the authors do maintain a neutral tone which allows the student to draw analytical connections. However, "Shindle" will occasionally be quite witty- resulting in some "ah ha!" moments here and there. The text dives into the causes, (and arguably most importantly) the consequences, of key socio-political, and economical events. Overall, I think the text is an excellent way to learn about America past and present. When completed in-depth, I think the book will advance a student's ability to critically think (whether you are an advanced high school or a college student).

Something I will point out, however, is that throughout a chapter, events won't necessarily be in total chronological order. "Shindle" will often bring up a point, reference to a past example, and then continue onwards. Additionally, though the pacing is very consistent- I did feel that some chapters could have been explicated further, and some parts condensed.
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By Moraiwe on March 26, 2014
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It's informative and the narrative is easy to read. I would recommend this book to any student or anyone else.
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By me123 on January 7, 2014
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The package it came in was secure and the book itself is in great condition. It's got a whole lot of material starting with Christopher Columbus.
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Clear, readable, well-documented, this book is the most efficient way to gain as sense of early history I have encountered.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By imhistory on October 6, 2013
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I have been teaching with this book a long time. The newest edition has violated a principle: do NOT include your own bias into an account of history. The last chapter in Vol. 2 is so obviously biased. I would not recommend this textbook to anyone who wants an impartial accounting of recent US history. I am puzzled as to why the author would use such blatantly charged words in his accounting of recent US history events. I found it uncomfortable, unprofessional, and definitely not fair minded.
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