SAN MARCOS, CA, United States
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  • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
  • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
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This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

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  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

Great highlights to US History for beginners

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Reviewed: 01-24-14

What made the experience of listening to The History of the United States, 2nd Edition the most enjoyable?

You can tell that the narrators are knowledgeable about their topics and seem to be unscripted.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

you can tell when they were really digging into details of a particular event.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a great program to obtain if you are wanting a good intro into US History thats not boring or excessive. The 30 minute lectures are great for commuting to work.

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