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A truly inspiring work to be explored,
This review is from: Witness to America: An Illustrated Documentary History of the United States from the Revolution to Today (Hardcover)
When we learn of history, either that of the United States or the world, we more often than not hear it in the voice of someone who happens to have a degree in history and was born tens, hundreds, or even thousands of years after the events described in their work. Witness is a unique opportunity to see history through history's eyes. The pieces chosen necessarily reflect upon the times we live in now, but their meanings are left to the readers to ultimately determine for themselves. Ambrose and Brinkley provide a collection that should be passed down to succeeding generations of Americans so that they may have a glimpse of where Americans have been and where they may chose to go in the future.