This celebrated one-volume history has established itself as the definitive and most readable work available on America, brilliantly capturing the dynamic events and personalities that shaped the nations's triumphant progress - from its earliest colonization up to the fall of President Nixon. Now, in this new edition, Hugh Brogan continues the story through to the close of the Regan era and the end of the Cold War, a time of radical change which has made America the global superpower of today: in his words, "for good and evil, a power and civilization that surpasses...all empires of the past." There are also numerous revisions to earlier chapters, taking into account the most up to date research into American history.
This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.
Hugh Brogan was educated at Repton School and Cambridge. He worked on the Economist for two years before his first visit to the United States as a Harkness Fellow in 1962. He was a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge from 1963 to 1974 and thereafter, until his retirement in 1998, taught at the University of Essex. He has several published works, the most recent of which is 'Signalling from Mars: Selected Letters of Arthur Ransome' (1997).