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Last Best American History Book,
This review is from: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War (Hardcover)
This has been the best read on American History I have had in a very long time. Dr. Bennett has written, what I consider, the most balanced history book in a very long time. He treats both sides of the debate in various conflicts we have had in our history with proper respect. It should be the standard for our high school and undergraduate American History Survey classes. It is the model of how writers should treat history.
I have read in another review that the material is a little cramped but given that this book is a survey of American history and not an in-depth study of all aspects of American history it serves its purpose well. I recommended for all those who are lovers of history or those who have history foisted upon them. I would also recommend this book to those who hates history. I believe it will change your feelings towards this rich subject.