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I shall be returning to post a more comprehensive review when I finish reading the entire book which, given its size, may take some time but am so impressed with the material I have already read that I wanted to immediately recommend the book.
I was consistently fascinated by unexpected connections, accomplishments and contributions being added to the ongoing tapestry of our country by so many people from so many ethnic and cultural backgrounds, that I simply couldn't put the book down. If I could ask for anything more, it would literally be just that...more.
This is the story of the heroes of our collective past. What is incredibly moving is that so many of these heroes have gone unsung for so long.
I can gladly recommend this book to anyone interested in the historical journey of the land we live in. Beyond that, I can just as easily recommend it to anyone who just likes a great read.
Negatives include the need for more careful editing of typos and occasional grammatical errors, a confusing and incomplete table of Contents, and the sheer size of the book, which at 170,000+ words is intimidating to begin.
On the whole, I recommend it highly on the as-is basis for selective browsing or as a reference source to share with junior high school and older students. With more careful editing I'd consider it as a potential candidate for a commercial textbook publisher to consider producing as an inexpensive e-book series for public school reference libraries.
My name is Gage Bailey and I am fourteen-years-old. My mother was given a copy of this book for review purposes as the author wanted the opinion of a kid who enjoys history - that's me! I really liked the fact that the author added so much more information in this book, more than you can find in the text books we get in school. The title is perfect. There are more than just "Americans" who helped to make the history of our country and I think it is sad that we don't get to hear about them at school. We are all beads on the same string, and everything we do, no matter how big or small, makes history.
The only thing I wish is that the author would have added more of her opinion in the book. I do realize it is non-fiction, but I would have liked to know more about what she thought when she was researching and writing it. What she as surprised as me to find out such important and interesting facts? I really liked this book and I recommend it to anyone who loves History!