The Making of America

The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present

By Robert D. Johnston; Douglas Brinkley (Foreword by)
(National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9781426306655, 240pp.)

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

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Trace 500 years of American history in this fascinating family reference—now updated to include the most significant developments of our time. You’ll pore over landmark events, intriguing facts, and compelling biographies. Period art and photography bring past events to life. Maps detail the course of wars, migration, and expansion. Illustrated time lines present history at a glance.
Fun to read and easy to use—whether for homework, casual browsing, or in-depth exploration—this book is a supremely inviting guide to American history.




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.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children. Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others.
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