A History of the American People
A History of the American People   -     By: Paul Johnson
Buy Item $15.49 Retail: $22.99 Save 33% ($7.50)
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW09303
Harper Perennial / 1999 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
eBook $14.99 View Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

A History of the American People

Harper Perennial / 1999 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW09303


  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $14.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $14.99
  2. In Stock
    $15.49
    Retail: $22.99
    Add To Cart
    $15.49

Product Description

Johnson's history presents John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Franklin, Tom Paine, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison from a fresh perspective. It emphasizes the role of religion in American history and how early America was linked to England's history and culture and includes incisive portraits of Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice Marshall, Clay, Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. Johnson shows how Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt ushered in the age of big business and industry and how Woodrow Wilson revolutionized the government's role. He offers new views of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and his role as commander in chief during World War II. An examination of the unforeseen greatness of Harry Truman and reassessments of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush follow. "Compulsively readable," said Foreign Affairs of Johnson's unique narrative skills and sharp profiles of people.
This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin' of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence...Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity."
This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson's views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

Product Information

Title: A History of the American People
By: Paul Johnson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1104
Vendor: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 1/4 X 6 1/4 X 1 3/4 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 12 ounces
ISBN: 0060930349
ISBN-13: 9780060930349
Stock No: WW09303

Related Products

  1. The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion
    Add To Wishlist
    The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion
    Marcel Gauchet
    Calif Princeton Fulfilment / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $53.44
  2. A History of Christianity (Paul Johnson)
    Add To Wishlist
    A History of Christianity (Paul Johnson)
    Paul Johnson
    Touchstone / 1976 / Trade Paperback
    $16.49 Retail: $23.00 Save 28% ($6.51)
  3. A History of the Jews
    Add To Wishlist
    A History of the Jews
    Paul Johnson
    Harper Perennial / 1988 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $18.99 Save 29% ($5.50)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  4. Great Events in American History
    Add To Wishlist
    Great Events in American History
    Rebecca Price Janney
    God & Country Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 47% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews

Publisher's Description

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind."

In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity."

Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

Author Bio

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×
Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.