But with recent political events, there has been some discussion and questions about this era, so I checked Amazon reviews and found this book to be well recommended. New York : Oxford University Press, <1982-1999>, 0195029216 9780195029215 0195038630 9780195038637 0195038347 9780195038347 019507680X 9780195076806 9780195078947 0195078942, Winner of Pulitzer Prize History Category 2000, volumes <2, 9-10> : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm, v. 2. The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. "A grand historical synthesis...[T]his is the kind of book prizes are made for." Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma --The United States at midcentury -- Mexico will poison us -- An empire for slavery -- Slavery, rum, and Romanism -- The crime against Kansas -- Mudsills and greasy mechanics for A. 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This text tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. 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The book ties in everything about the those times and the war itself and how one issue or battled lead to political issues that had a huge impact on decision. McPherson first describes the economic, social, political, and technological changes that occurred in the United States in the years before the conflict. Fast-paced, it presents vivid portraits of major actors such as Roosevelt, Churchill, and Hitler, as well as of the hopes and fears of millions of lesser-known people caught up in the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and of World War II." --Boston Globe"Rarely does a work of historical synthesis combine such trenchant analysis and elegant writing as does Kennedy's spectacular contribution to the Oxford History of the United States. For me, not knowing a lot about American history in the nineteenth century, this proved fascinating, and necessary. It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Freedom From Fear, the fourth installment of the new Oxford History of the United States to appear, is as much a triumph as its predecessors, providing every indication that the series, once completed, will stand as the most comprehensive andmost compelling narrative history of the nation." Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James McPherson 7. Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Being an immigrant, I was not brought up on US history nor the civil war. This was supposed to be a great book on the American Civil War but I am on page 189 and no sign of the war. It is a scholarly history; McPherson documents his conclusions, opinions, and quotes with voluminous endnotes. Further, I disagree with some previous reviews that the writer has a political bias or agenda, if you will. View all titles in United States History. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States Book 6). The Oxford Companion to United States History book. --CHOICE"Kennedy's grasp of deep-rooted social problems and his enlightening, analytical style are very much in evidence....[He] brilliantly explores the conflicting nuances of [Roosevelt's] character and program....Kennedy has achieved a judicious balance in his treatment of the Depression and the military operations and diplomatic maneuvers of World War II. --Christian Science Monitor"One of our most broad-gauged American historians brings us that increasing rarity: a big book about a big subject....The Stanford scholar takes on the job of tracing the American people through three of the most important and important and widely written about epochs in the century...and provides us with consistently original and sometimes startling conclusions." "The Battle Cry of Freedom" (supplemented with some of Dr. McPherson's related books like "The Atlas of the Civil War," and others) is second-to-none. Here you will find a broad spectrum of history resources, as well as chapter-specific materials, for both students (open access) and professors (password protected). The glorious cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Robert Middlekauff --. --The Waterbury Republican-American"From its dramatic prelude depicting Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin hearing the news of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, to its moving climax on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, this panoramic narrative pulses with life, color, incident, and action. But because Battle Cry is written in such an engaging style that reads like a novel while extensively relating and documenting the historical intricacies of the times was, for me, a pleasure to read and study. Please try again. I'm interested in the lead up to the war but I'm forgetting the few interesting points with having to trawl through the messy politics of the day (not much different to today!) Part of: Oxford History of the United States (11 Books), Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download, From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776 (Oxford History of the United States Book 12), Years of Peril and Ambition: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1776-1921 (Oxford History of the United States), The American Century and Beyond: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1893-2014 (Oxford History of the United States). THE LITERARY EDITOR of the Atlantic Monthly, Benjamin Schwarz, recently leveled a sweeping indictment against American historians. Please enter the subject. --This text refers to an alternate. People, Places, and Power —the Story of American Democracy. I am a military historian and my opinion is that Dr. McPherson has written the definitive encompassing Civil War historical work. 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Likely to become the standard one-volume history of our Civil War, this vivifies, with palpable immediacy, scholarly acumen and interpretive skill, events foreshadowing the conflict, the war itself and its basic issue: slavery. IB Diploma Program; View all series in United States History. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. English historians such as Charnwood, Henderson, and Trevelyan have already illuminated certain high peaks of American history. (Since this was an e-reader edition, it is rather effortless to tap on the superscripted numeral and view the endnote. Customers reported quality issues in this eBook. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. --John C. Gilbraith, The Washington Monthly"An invaluable compendium of the hyperactive period that contains the Great depression and the Second World War." The best one-volume account of the Roosevelt era currently available....Good old-fashioned history." This is history the way it ought to be." The book's final 400 pages admirably demonstrate exactly how the U.S. emerged victorious in WWII....Because of its scope, its insight and its purring narrative engine, Kennedy's book will stand foryears to come as the definitive history of the most important decades of the American Century." Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). Expectations amid Watergate and recession.\"@, v. 2. An instant classic, this is the single volume on the tragic war and its background that every historian--amateur or trained--will want to have on the shelf to read again and again. To follow the campaigns you need good maps and that is missing. This is much more; it spends as much time explaining the lead up to the war, as it does the war itself. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 186… To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. United States History on the Academic Oxford University Press website Academic Skip to main ... Book with CD/DVD (1) Set (5) Study Card (1) Series in United States History. --The Washington Times"Kennedy's book is the most illuminating, riveting, comprehensive, and graceful one-volume history of this nation's experiences during the Great Depression, New Deal, and WWII published to date....This is social, political, dipolmatic, and military history written magisterially with broad but nuanced strokes across a 16-year span that utterly transformed the lives of Americans and the world....Librarians should order this book for their libraries, facultymembers should assign it, and everyone should read it." New fields of historical study emerged in the 1960s, and personal issues intervened for some of the authors. --Chicago Tribune"This is modern America's story--modern America's most thrilling, most irresistible, and most significant story--and in this massive volume, David M. Kennedy makes it his story in a way that no one has before. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. The seccession debate within the southern governments is explained fully. There was a problem loading your book clubs. --Christian Science Monitor"One of our most broad-gauged American historians brings us that increasing rarity: a big book about a big subject....The Stanford scholar takes on the job of tracing the American people through three of the most important and important and widely written about epochs in the century...and provides us with consistently original and sometimes startling conclusions." The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the most distinguished series in American historical scholarship." Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood. Grand expectations: the United States, 1945-1974 / James T. Patterson. As it will have, I cannot doubt, that of the many readers it deserves." The North was an industrial economy and boosted by immigration. Read more... (not yet rated) The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. -- Alan Wolfe, Boston University, author of One Nation After All"Displaying a literary craft uncommon in survey works, he has woven together narrative, sketches of character, and critical judgment to record and analyze the economic, political, social, and military events of these epic years....This account of the crucial struggles and events of the Depression and war years will lend perspective like few others." Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2018. The name field is required. Photos. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its … --The Waterbury Republican-American"From its dramatic prelude depicting Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin hearing the news of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, to its moving climax on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, this panoramic narrative pulses with life, color, incident, and action. I have always been intrigued by the stories that surrounded the American Civil war, its causes, and the thinking that drove men to take up arms against brother, family and fellow countrymen. The conflict that was to effect the lives that we live today. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The maps are poor and it will assist you if you have o book of Civil War maps. We know how it all comes out, yet the fate of the nation seems to hang in the balance as Kennedy captures history's throat-catchingcontingency." Some 47 years ago, he pointed out in the magazine's October issue, C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, two of the greatest names in postwar American historiography, laid out a plan for a multivolume history of the United States. Nearly 30 years since its initial publication by Oxford, this book is still being used at the university level to educate students about the Civil War. —”The Oxford History of the American People” by Samuel Eliot Morison, Oxford University Press, New York City, 1965. The war itself is described primarily in strategic terms, but with clear descriptions of the human costs of the conflict. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe 6. A new volume for a new century, The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet—from Columbus to Clinton. This is probably the best one volume book on the Civil War out there. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. I knew very little about the American Civil War, and thought it about time to remedy that; after a bit of research, this volume seemed to fit the bill. B. the creation of an extensive trade network. The South was an agricultural economy and depended on cheap slave Labour. McPherson not only wrote a masterful narrative, he also sourced the text impeccably. It really shows how strong Abraham Lincoln was in his determination not to give in and to preserve one nation. I thought I knew American history better--didn't we all get through all this in high school?--but I'm not surprised how much we didn't learn. Know that I am not a huge fan of reading American or war history. Grand expectations: the United States, 1945-1974 \/ James T. Patterson.\"@, V. 6. --Kirkus Reviews"David Kennedy...is absolutely masterful in this literate and lively history of the American people in the Depression and World War II." I've been doing some digging lately and want to start reading the Oxford History of the United States series. I have read at least 50 books about the Civil War. He covers the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political, and social forces behind the conflict. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2017. --CHOICE"Kennedy's grasp of deep-rooted social problems and his enlightening, analytical style are very much in evidence....[He] brilliantly explores the conflicting nuances of [Roosevelt's] character and program....Kennedy has achieved a judicious balance in his treatment of the Depression and the military operations and diplomatic maneuvers of World War II. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. ), Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2017. --The New York Times Book Review"An indispensable account of the two great formative events of 20th century American history--the Great Depression and the second World War." Firstly, it's important to state that this book is NOT simply a military history of the conflict, although it naturally covers all the campaigns, battles and leading military figures. --John Kenneth GalbraithFreedom from Fear brings together in one place the epic story of how America faced the greatest challenges in its history. Please enter the message. Hardcover/Dustjacket. The excerpt suggests that Europeans used the lifestyle of American Indian tribes to justify. --The Economist"The book...has my strong approval. Those who dispute his objectivity have ample resources, provided through detailed footnotes and an extensive bibliography, to research the author's claims. You may send this item to up to five recipients. McPherson gives ample time to both "sides" of the cause and puts forth well-documented facts. --Publishers Weekly"An engrossing narrative of a momentous time. Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2015. At first sight, this can be a daunting book; at nearly a thousand pages, it is a weighty tome. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. C. expansion into native lands Does this book contain inappropriate content? --The Economist"The book...has my strong approval. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States) --John Kenneth GalbraithFreedom from Fear brings together in one place the epic story of how America faced the greatest challenges in its history. BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM by James M. McPherson is the best single volume history of the American Civil War. If you could read only one book about this troubling time in our country, this would be the book. It is not just about the war itself but about those times in America where our attitudes were. If you want an account of the war itself then you'll need a lot of patience or just skip to the middle of the book. It is fascinating, tbought provoking, and exhilarating to read. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Here are the books in the series: The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, 1848-1865 The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Releases … Excellent history of the Civil War and it's causes, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 29, 2016. He also provides a stunningly original reinterpretation of the competing forces and interests that combined to shape the New Deal under FDR's direction. The E-mail message field is required. --James T. Patterson, BancroftPrize-winning author of Grand Expectations"Excellent text, well-written, focused." The conflict is in great detail and it is then that I have some criticism. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff. I feel like I'm reading an encyclopedia. The Oxford History of the United States book series by multiple authors includes books The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, and several more. At a time when we tend to bemoan our selfish preoccupations, it is bracing to read David Kennedy's moving account of our better selves. by. Then, he carefully and lucidly describes the political environment in America that leads to the election of Abraham Lincoln. James M. McPherson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, impressively combines a brisk writing style with an admirable thoroughness. Freedom From Fear - The American People in World War II Part 2 by David M. Kennedy (1999) - No ISBN: Very Good. Of course “bias” has various meanings; professional historians have legitimate biases that cause them to think some things are less important than others and thus, since space is at a premium, they leave things out. The project proved to be more challenging than initially envisioned. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore (Oxford History of the United States Book 11). WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. At a time when we tend to bemoan our selfish preoccupations, it is bracing to read David Kennedy's moving account of our better selves. Foote's works speak for themselves, no question. A major and thoroughly fine piece of work." --The New York Times Book Review"An indispensable account of the two great formative events of 20th century American history--the Great Depression and the second World War." McPherson's writing style is quick, clear, and easy to read. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Long Crisis by Richard White (unpublished) 8. It tells the story of the building of a great nation that at one time was prepared to tear itself apart with both sides having the firm belief that they were fighting for freedom. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. By the time you reach this point you are over one third into the book. The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States , this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. It houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. Bored with the excessive political detail. Covering a time of large and intense change, it is all here. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. -- Alan Wolfe, Boston University, author of One Nation After All"Displaying a literary craft uncommon in survey works, he has woven together narrative, sketches of character, and critical judgment to record and analyze the economic, political, social, and military events of these epic years....This account of the crucial struggles and events of the Depression and war years will lend perspective like few others." Battle Cry of Freedom is the one book to read about the Civil War and the issues leading up to it. --The Washington Times"Kennedy's book is the most illuminating, riveting, comprehensive, and graceful one-volume history of this nation's experiences during the Great Depression, New Deal, and WWII published to date....This is social, political, dipolmatic, and military history written magisterially with broad but nuanced strokes across a 16-year span that utterly transformed the lives of Americans and the world....Librarians should order this book for their libraries, facultymembers should assign it, and everyone should read it." Prologue: Sustaining truths -- Obstructed giant -- Children of the twice-born -- Beginnings: from the top down -- Stamp Act crisis -- Response -- Selden\'s penny -- Chance and Charles Townshend -- Boston takes the lead -- \"Bastards of England\" -- Drift -- Resolution -- War -- \"Half a war\" -- Independence -- War of posts -- War of maneuver -- Revolution becomes a European war -- War in the South -- \"Fugitive war\" -- Inside the campaigns -- Outside the campaigns -- Yorktown and Paris -- Constitutional movement -- Children of the twice-born in the 1780s -- Constitutional Convention -- Ratification: an end and a beginning -- Epilogue: Enduring truths.\"@, The Oxford history of the United States\"@, Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin), http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/7577667>. All rights reserved. This election precipitated the seccession of 7 and ultimately 11 southern states. 4. This book tells in detail the history of the American Civil War. 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