Which book would you recommend to a Brit on US history?

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Offline egrgdgdg

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Which book would you recommend to a Brit on US history?
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:33:11 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm a Brit who's always been interested in US history, and I'm wondering what books you'd recommend to learn more about the following topics:

* Revolutionary war
* Civil war

I've got a long flight coming up and figured I'd spend the time learning about US history.

Any recommendations are highly appreciated.

Thank you!

Offline jofortruth

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Re: Which book would you recommend to a Brit on US history?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 02:27:25 PM »
History of the United States (1921) in two volumes, by Charles Austin Beard.

http://history-world.org/USA.pdf
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Offline BoxcarJack

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Re: Which book would you recommend to a Brit on US history?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 05:49:52 PM »
I've always been fond of "A People's History of the United States." by Howard Zinn. A more left wing perspective, but a good start in my opinion. Have a good trip.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society, but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson.