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The Companion examines the notable men and women and major events in U.S. history, such as wars or the Depression, as well as ideas and ideologies, technological innovations and economic developments, and long-term processes such as immigration and urbanization. Each entry is written by an authority on the subject, thoroughly cross-referenced in the 78-page index, and arranged alphabetically for easy reference. The alphabetic organization makes for some strange (or amusing) combinations of people on the same page: Billy Graham and Martha Graham; "Mother" Jones and Michael Jordan; Persian Gulf War and Petroleum Industry; Income Tax, Federal, and Indentured Servitude.
A browser's delight, but full of solid scholarship, The Oxford Companion to United States History deserves the treatment its editors recommend--as "a work to be thumbed and worn out, not a book to be put behind glass on a shelf!" Absolutely essential for the well-stocked history library. --Sunny Delaney
This is a wonderful and detailed reference for the history buff! It pleased the recipient who had this on his wish list and that was good for me!Published 9 months ago by Emma's Buddy
Great reference book for my research, especially helpful for my companion book to Juniper and Anise, which was recently published by Whiskey Creek Press. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Cornett
British readers will be unsettled by the boastful swagger of the introduction. For blurb writers to describe a book as 'authoritative' is acceptable, but not if asserted by the... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Giles Penfold
The Factual Events on United States History as it happened. Its Laid out like a Dictionary with the Definitions of events throughout the timeline of our Countries History.Published on February 10, 2011 by Chris
Easton has been printing gorgeous books for as long I as can remember. They work on the same old subscription method of "giving" you a low-priced "introductory" volume, after which... Read morePublished on July 8, 2009 by Robin Wolfson
Most of the entries are detailed and informative, as well as fair and balanced, even on controversial subjects. Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Darrell J. Hartwick
From abortion to the Zenger trial. This massive book covers everything (or just about): the heroes, the tragedies, the darker moments, Presidents, inventors, wars, government,... Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by Scott Walker