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This quick and enjoyable read is packed with unfamiliar quotes, informative sidebars, iconoclastic viewpoints, and a list of books "you're not supposed to read." It is not a comprehensive or detailed study, but that is not its aim; instead, it offers ideas for further research and a challenge to readers to dig deeper and analyze some basic assumptions about American history--a worthy goal that Woods manages to reach. --Shawn Carkonen
There are some great sections on FDR and his slow build up to conflict with Germany and Japan that are not well known.
All in all, an excellent book, very easy to read, and full of surprises even for someone who thinks he or she knows a lot about US history.
It should be noted that, while I recommend this book to everyone interested in American history, it can be read by high school students.
I use this book to teach a history class at a local Community College. It is short, concise and will give you topics that will make the students rethink everything they have been... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rick M. Montes
I have just bought a copy of this work (to replace one I have lost) from Amazon in the U.K. - it is not a perfect work, and I certainly do not agree with it on everything (for... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Paul Marks
Lots to learn that is not taught in public schools, Very enjoyable read..Published 1 month ago by james ruch
I bought this for my grand daughter to off-set the one-sided, liberal education & misinformation taught by the state in public schools today !Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great, informative read that fills you in on all the important details that most U.S. History textbooks leave out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Grace
Great book. Makes history fun. Everything they should have taught you in history class that would have made you pay attention. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly