Beginning with first contact between the eastern and western halves of the world, A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES goes on to share a 500-year story of exploration and conquest, colonies and empires, rebellion and revolution, civil war and civil rights, up through the rise of a superpower in a complex globalized world with diminishing resources.
How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson’s vividly told A Little History of the United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources.
James West Davidson, a historian of international renown, has written widely on American history and the outdoors. He is coauthor of The American Nation, which was for years the top-selling book on American history in the U.S. He is also coauthor of Great Heart, cited by the National Geographic Society as one of the 100 greatest adventure books of all time.
“This is a little history with a big heart, meant to be savored more than studied, read out loud like poetry, or perhaps sung like a hymn.”—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers