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I felt for the first few pages I was going to be reading a "bash the right wings" book.
Dashing from subject to subject and back-and-forth in time is not really the best way to write a history book.
Schama packs an absolute ton of information and thoughts into each chapter, yet the book reads very easily.
Very good and highly illuminating political book. As a new American resident, the book is very educative certainly. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bayus
Really readable history book, spanning a wide range of time zones - linking them all. I picked up other Schama books after enjoying this one.Published 2 months ago by John D. Burke
Very well-written and brought a lot of information to my attention that I did not learn in "school. Read morePublished 12 months ago by btw3073
Simon Schama's book is a really interesting one to read. It has such strength in its message, such lucidity in the examples, and such a formidable intellectual background that it... Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book because there's a lot about the Meigs family in America, from whom I am descended. Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by Susan T. Pohlmann
Like someone said in a review here, the author is an excellent art historian. As a general historian he's a total failure. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by oortcloud
If you're on the extreme left wing you'll love this book. The first sentence tells us American democracy came back from the dead in 2008. That'll give you the idea. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Joost Vas Dias
The American Future is an absolutely fascinating look at America's past through modern eyes. The premise is: by observing how America responded to a myriad of different situations... Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by missed