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by David E. Shi,George Brown Tindall

  • Author: David E. Shi,George Brown Tindall
  • ISBN: 0393970639
  • ISBN13: 978-0393970630
  • ePub: 1848 kb | FB2: 1986 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; Brief 4th edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 1324
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 169
  • Format: mobi mbr lit docx
America: A Narrative History ePub download

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Very good book to read and well organized. I needed it for my American History book and it was an entertaining read. One person found this helpful.

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Book by Tindall, George Brown, Shi, David . Of course all history textbooks have their drawbacks; however, America: A Narrative History makes up for any drawbacks with adequate coverage of most subjects. One major issue of history textbooks I've used in the past was that the authors didn't cover certain subjects, topics, events, and laws well enough.

America: A Narrative History. Tindall and Shi managed to confuse me, on topics I already knew everything about. This survey covers America's history from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Civil War Reconstruction. Includes major events & figures; the social effects of major conflicts; immigration statistics; more. In their miserable attempt to create an "interesting" textbook, all they succeeded in doing was make up or exaggerate stuff about certain religious groups or historical figures that is completely false, and confuse people.

AMERICA A Narrative History David Emory Shi George Brown Tindall. n. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC. New York, London. From the start of our collaboration in 1984, George Tindall and I strove to write an engaging book focused on political and economic developments but animated by colorful characters, informed by balanced analysis and social texture, and guided by the unfolding of key events. Those classic principles, combined with a handy format and low price, have helped make America: A Narrative History one of the most popular and well-respected American history textbooks.

DAVID E. SHI is a professor of history and the president emeritus of Furman University. He is the author of several books on American cultural history, including the award-winning The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920.

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America Vol. 2 : A Narrative History. With more than two million copies sold, America remains the leading narrative history survey text because it's a book that students enjoy reading.

During the Mexican War, he scored two quick victories against Mexico, which made him very popular in America

In 1775, the Continental Congress named him the commander in chief of the Continental Army which defeated the British in the American Revolution. During the Mexican War, he scored two quick victories against Mexico, which made him very popular in America. He used his popularity from his military victories to be elected the president as a member of the Whig party, but died before he could complete his term.

Tells the story of America's history, focusing on the individuals and groups that shaped it
Blackbrand
This book is actually the most enjoyable history book I've ever read. Being assigned pages to read is honestly not even a chore, which is so weird. I think it's because of how the author words things- not afraid to say when something is obviously wrong, keeping a continuous 'joke' going, and just really explaining all of the subjects in a way that isn't droning. I feel like the author is someone I would love to have coffee conversations with. It's worth buying the book for the class especially if you need to read it and happen to enjoy history.
Although, even though I rented the book as 'used' it came in a brand new packaging. Which is really cool, but also sort of awkward since the binding said 'This book is not returnable if the seal is broken' but you kinda can't read the book without breaking the seal and I'm renting it, so... Awkward. Super awesome that I got it new though!
Nten
I originally rented this book. The book came brand new and looked very nice. I take very good care of all of my books, and this was no different. But only weeks after using the book for class large sections of pages began to detach from the binding glue and fall out. By the time the semester was over, 100+ pages had fallen out. I was forced to remove all of the pages from the binding to keep them safe. I then purchased the book because I could not return the rental with that amount of damage.
Goltigor
I do enjoy this book, and it's very informative for my history course I am taking. However, I have just noticed that I am missing 30+ pages from the middle of the textbook. All of chapter 9 and parts of chapter 10 are missing, and there is no obvious signs of damage to the binding. It may just be my copy, but it seems that the pages falling out isn't uncommon in this book.
Modigas
I bought this book for my introduction to history college class.

The book came within a weeks time with literally no damage to it whatsoever. The book is pretty hefty but it organizes all the content in an easy to read way. It’s literally like reading a story book... for grown-ups of course.

At the beginning of each chapter it gives you an overview to ease you into what’s gonna be covered in the chapter. The sections are nicely divided so it doesn’t feel like you’re reading a huge book, rather small snippets of stories/historical content. The book has bolded important words, historical dates, and people. Pretty much the whole shebang.

At the end of each chapter is a concise chapter summary, a chronology (timeline) to help you see the events in the succession they took place in, a key words list, and other tidbits here and there. I found this super helpful to review my notes and make sure I got all the important information down.

I haven’t used the online content at all.. mainly because I just haven’t had the time or curiosity to see what it has. But I’m assuming it’s pretty good too just like the book.

All that aside, if you like history or you don’t, this isn’t a bad book to get. Yeah history can get dull at times but you just gotta keep going and pull through, in the end it’ll be worth it. Recommend!
Hurus
Half way through the book the "glue" on spine is coming off. A good chapter & a half is almost disconnected from book. Also some pages were stuck together. I can't find who I need to report this to so I'm not responsible for it.
All in all the book was very useable and got the job done! Received on time & will be reordering books for fall semester.
Whatever
Honestly, I haven't read this second volume in some time, but I am a great fan of the first volume, which I use for background and edification as I prepare lessons for my high school class. Some years ago I used the full book with students, and again, I was very pleased with it. It goes beyond mere narrative to offer insightful commentary, but it never feels merely opinionated. If my school can summon the funds, I will suggest this for student use, both for the clarity of the exposition and as a good model of subtly artful historical writing.
Dawncrusher
Loved the book as mandatory study material for my history college course, however, the book fell apart after only two months of light use. I purchased it intentionally for future reference but now I'll have to try to glue it back together.
I learned a ton of information in using this book for my history class. It was not always the most exciting read, but all of my friends now hail me as a U.S. history buff. There were many things in here that I had never even heard about previous to reading it, and it was worth the read.
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