Great Minds of History
By American Heritage Dictionary
(Wiley, Hardcover, 9780471327158, 256pp.)
Publication Date: February 1999
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The great historians of our day take you on an exhilarating tour through the crucial moments in American history . . .
"Easy reading and very informative."- Civil War News
"All the interviews are fascinating."- Tampa Tribune-Times
"Fascinating . . . Highly recommended."-Library Journal American Heritage Great Minds of History
In a series of interviews that are as valuable as they are engrossing, today's best and brightest historians weigh in on the crucial moments in American history. Whether it's the First Continental Congress or the Cold War, American Heritage Great Minds of History takes you there, imbuing the past with an immediacy that goes well beyond the scope of formal histories.
Conducted by Roger Mudd, the highly respected news commentator and anchor for the History Channel, this collection shares the fascinating insights and rare anecdotes of: Gordon Wood on the Colonial era and the American Revolution; James McPherson on the Civil War and Reconstruction; Richard White on westward expansion; David McCullough on the early twentieth century; and Stephen Ambrose on World War II and the postwar era.
American Heritage magazine, the country's leading magazine of history, has published dozens of highly acclaimed books, including American Heritage History of the United States, American Heritage New History of the Civil War, American Heritage New History of World War II, American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations, and American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History.
STEPHEN AMBROSE The bestselling author of Citizen Soldiers, Undaunted Courage, and D-Day illuminates the calamity and triumph of World War II, the Cold War, and the infamous Nixon years.
DAVID MCCULLOUGH The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Truman and the National Book Award for Mornings on Horseback and Path Between the Seas recalls the massively impactful dawn of the Industrial Age.
JAMES MCPHERSON The Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom traces the events leading up to the Civil War, the conflict itself, and the complex aftermath of Reconstruction.
RICHARD WHITE The recipient of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship and author of Middle Ground considers the far-reaching effects that westward expansion continues to exercise on us all.
GORDON WOOD The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution recounts the volatile colonial era and the machinations that led to a bloody war and the remarkable birth of a nation.