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The Oxford History of the American People Hardcover – December 31, 1965
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The narrative flow combined with exquisite detail sets this history above others. The author Samuel Eliot Morison (1887- 1976) served in the Second World War, wrote the monumental 15 volume History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War Two, and talked with almost every U.S. President of the 20th century up to JFK. The storytelling continues over 1100 pages from prehistory America to 1963. One can take a section at a time, for example the story of the colonial Puritans, Washington's First Administration, Manifest Destiny and the New Deal. My favorites are those chapters on armed conflict, particularly the War of Independence and the Civil War. The author's military background is evident. Critics will say there isn't enough Black history or that the poor do not have a voice. There are, however, books that will address those topics. The author chose to write classic history as his legacy to the American people. And a hundred years from now, this history will still be read for its fine prose.
NOT Politically Correct- No Liberal revisionism.
Excellent stories about those who made our country great
Morison covers all of the important basics, but he has an eye for detail that many people will never have. His history comes alive on the pages he writes. Morison includes interpretations that are still quotable by others today.
All in all this is a very thorough series on American history. Anyone who wishes to learn about our country should consider having this book. Nearly every library in the country carries it on their shelves, so finding a copy is not difficult.