The Making of America

The Making of America

The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present

By Robert D. Johnston; Laura Bush (Foreword by)

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792269441, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

Description
From the first contact of Europeans with Native Americans in 1492 to the current events of the 21st century, this comprehensive volume makes the story of America interesting for today's visually oriented kids. Time lines, historic documents and speeches, a guide to historic sites, a list of Presidents, statehood dates, additional resources, and a detailed index further enhance this reference.


About the Author
Robert D. Johnston was a Bible teacher among Brethren assemblies in Britain. His other works include The Man Who Moved Multitudes; Resurrection: Myth or Miracle?; The Solace of the Shadowland; and Sound Speech.

For decades, Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, human rights, and the preservation of our nation s heritage. A hiking and outdoors enthusiast, Mrs. Bush encourages Americans to spend time in and care for our national parks.

The author of the bestselling memoir Spoken from the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Today, as the chair of the Women s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global health-care innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America s military.

Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education and a master s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and worked as a public school librarian.