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This would be a recommended book for a serious student of American history and also for the casual and interested student as well.
In this volume, an Oxford History that fills a gap between the Revolutionary period and the early industrial years, Gordon Wood provides us with a multifaceted story.
It is beautifully written and flows well; the style is precise and compact rather than elegant, but a model of measured exposition.
This is a wonderful book on the early years of our country. It begins just after the Revolution and ends right after the War of 1812. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Kristi
Read 3 other books in this series. Maybe it is the time period, but this author is author is so dry, and the topic so darn boring that I am just not getting through this one. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
One can learn much about the period in time be it religion, economics, expansion west, war of 1812 and of course the political (Republicans and Federalists) history including the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jerome Alpin
Excellent narrative history on the formative years if the new American government - from the birth of the Constitution to the disjointed War of 1812.Published 1 month ago by Vasav Gopal Swaminathan
Gordon Wood's Empire of Liberty is an enjoyable read and a worthy entry in the Oxford History of the United States. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan S.
This book covers the material that the title suggests. Well written, comprehensive. It even inspired me to write an essay which was published in my state's largest newspaper.Published 2 months ago by Tony
The Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood is an inclusive and detailed history of the early American Republic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scrapple8
Thoroughly enjoyable, well written narrative history that helps understand the actual US culture and its political movements. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas J. E. Schwarz
Civic Republicanism is resurging, thanks largely to Sandra O'Conner. And this book merits a re-read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cisco