A new book from Solid Ground hoping to be published – but they need enough pre-pub sales to commit to it.
I’d love to get some recommendations on history books in general – which ones are the best in giving overviews of certain time periods (not just U.S.)?
||A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
From the Discovery of the Continent to the Establishment of the Constitution in 1789
In this final edition (1888) of his great work George Bancroft has made extensive changes in the text, condensing in places, enlarging in others, and carefully revising. It is practically a new work, embodying the results of the latest researches, and enjoying the advantage of the author’s long and mature experience.
“It has not been granted to many historians to devote half a century to the history of a single people, and to live long enough, and, let us add, to be willing and wise enough, to revise and rewrite in an honored old age the work of an entire lifetime.” New York Mail and Express
“There is nothing that needs to be said at this day of the value of ‘Bancroft.’ Its authority is no longer in dispute, and as a piece of vivid and realistic historical writing it stands among the best works of its class. It may be taken for granted that this new edition will greatly extend its usefulness.” – Philadelphia North American
“The extent and thoroughness of this revision would hardly be guessed without comparing the editions side by side. The condensation of the text amounts to something over one-third of the previous edition. There has also been very considerable recasting of the text. On the whole, our examination of the first volume leads us to believe that the thought of the historian loses nothing by the abbreviation of the text. A closer and later approximation to the best results of scholarship and criticism is reached. The public gains by its more compact brevity and in amount of matter, and in economy of time and money.” – The Independent
In this six-volume work we have over 3500 pages of brilliant history written by a man known for his “History of the United States.”
George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. Among his best-known writings is this magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
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VOLUME SIX: THE HISTORY OF THE US CONSTITUTION
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