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America, Empire of Liberty

A New History



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'An enthralling tale' Alan Marshall, Daily Telegraph Acclaimed as one of the best recent histories of the United States, America, Empire of Liberty tells the epic story of the nation that has shaped the world we live in today. David Reynolds brings to life presidents from Washington to Obama, but also draws on the voices of settlers and Indians, slaves and immigrants, factory workers and suburban housewives. He vividly portrays the battlefield of Gettysburg, the stockyards of Chicago and the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and shows the dark side of freedom- from the Indian 'Trail of Tears' to the Red Scare and the War on Terror. Written with verve and insight, this extraordinary history reveals the grandeur and paradoxes of the world's great superpower. 'The most outstanding popular history of America written by a non-American' Richard Aldous, Irish Times 'Readable, full of anecdotes, mini-biographies and arresting juxtapositions. Reynolds sprinkles his text with humour' Frank McLynn, Independent 'A briskly paced narrative, from pre-Columbian times to Obama ...... impressively broad-ranging, yet beautifully succinct' John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph 'The author has a knack for making it all seem fresh' Raymond Seitz, Literary Review

Product code: 9780141033679

ISBN 9780141033679
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 704
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS31
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' This title takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes.