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Ordinary Americans: U.S. History Through the Eyes of Everyday People Paperback – November, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Close Up Foundation (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932765475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932765475
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,428,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
My son used this book at city college and brought it home when he was finished. He recommended it to our homeschooled 14 year old daughter. She loved it. The book got stolen along with some other books. My daughter ASKED me to get her another one. I think that tells it all.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ordinary Americans is an engaging and informative collection of almost two hundred first-person accounts of five hundred years of American history by ordinary, everyday people who lived through the events they describe. Editor Linda Monk draws from letters, diaries, autobiographical accounts, and interviews for this compendium of funny, moving, exasperating, often inspiring descriptions and reactions of the people. These men and women include Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, as well as Americans of various European ancestries. These multi-cultural everyday perspectives will enable modern readers of all ethnicities to discover shared experiences that define us all as Americans. Ordinary Americans is a superlative contribution to American history and is a highly recommended acquisition for personal, school and community library collections.
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By Dale Krueger on February 4, 2014
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I purchased this book for my 14 year old daughter because I am having a hard time getting her to read anything that pertains to history. I want her to know U.S. history and was thinking that the approach the author took would catch my daughters interest.

So far she absolutely loves the book and is really enjoying the read.

I can only keep my fingers crossed that maybe she might want to learn maybe a little bit more about a particular time or person or culture after finishing the book.

Very good book in my opinion.

Thanks goes out to the author Linda R. Monk
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casey Selley on May 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
I had to get this book for an online class when I was a freshman in high school. I'm 23 now and this book is still my US History bible. While it may not always have factoids or boring memorizations like traditional history books, it's first person experiences bring history alive for the reader.

If you just can't seem to make history relate to you (or are having issues with your teen) this is a great book. The stories from those who lived it are both interesting and educational as well as eye opening.

Enjoy our history.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. Sucher on January 17, 2008
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This was needed for online class and couldn't find it anywhere its a great book and came in fast and in pretty good condition as a matter of fact great condition
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