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  • American History in 50 Events: (Battle of Yorktown, Spanish American War, Roaring Twenties, Railroad History, George Washington, Gilded Age) (History by Country Timeline Book 1)

  • By: Henry Freeman
  • Narrated by: Grant Finley
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas

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Have you ever wondered why America is the way it is?

Do you want to understand the events that have shaped American culture?

Are you interested in seeing the long-term historical connections that explain how America moved from a group of colonies to the most powerful nation in history?

If so, this book is for you. In simple, straightforward language, this book will take you on a brief journey through the highlights of American history. Filled with interesting facts and historical context, this book is a must-hear for those who are passionate about history or are simply interested in better understanding the history of the United States.

Inside you will learn about....

  • Columbus' famous first journey
  • Founding of Plymouth Colony
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • War of 1812
  • Spanish American War
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Moon landing
  • 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
  • And much more!

Broken down into a series of 50 easy-to-listen to selections, this book will take you from Pre-Columbian settlement up to current events of today.

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  • Soon Parted
  • 25-12-19

example of great work destroyed by propaganda

Someone did great work identifying the right events but the depiction of these events was deceitful. it emulates life really. your distorted reality keeps you from finding happiness because nothing is quite as advertised.
if you were to use this book to list events in decide what to explore, this has "good bones". You shouldn't accept the description therein because it's just sugar coated lies. Fables we tell children not yet able to grasp complex issues. 'Experts' say little lies destroy the children's ability to understand the world and i agree.
Aesop's tales are mastery because they were simple and true. i don't ask simple overviews to explore details...but you can't day Obama fixed the economy, environment and went s long way to repair racisl problems. (sorry to use this one but it's the last item...this 2015 book praises the sitting president for things he never did and weren't even 'in process' at the time)
it described the second industrial revolution (after the civil war) as a time where industrialists got populations into the city and improved their healthcare!
it does a great job reciting founding documents and before. setting up who "We" were before We the People. That deserves a mention.
In the beginning I was unsure about the Narrator, but he performs well abd is easy to understand.

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  • Ivan Murdock
  • 26-06-18


ended with an inaccurate assessment of 2007- through current or end of the book. stays apolitical for most