New and updated version published in June 2017
How did America become the superpower that it is today? If you have ever wondered this, then this book is for you. It presents the main events that shaped the American culture: how it developed from a group of colonists into the most prominent nation in the world. How did everything start? Who were the invaded and the invaders?
This book will reveal each step that "constructed" America, aiming at addressing the most common questions concerning the difficulties of this "free land."
The tone of this book is straightforward as the succession of points is presented clearly. Everything began with Columbus' remarkable first journey to America. Numerous battles and wars followed the founding of the Plymouth Colony. In spite of that, this didn't stop the newcomers from fighting for a land that was already inhabited. With every battle, the Indians become more of a minority, which somehow reduced the number of military conflicts.
Still, only after the American Revolution did they manage to break away from their motherland's control. This way, they became the independent state that it is today. Soon afterward, the Civil War broke on the grounds of slavery, which was followed by the two world wars and the Cold War.
In short, this book takes you on a journey of discovery that begins with Columbus' first visit to America. It features an insightful, comprehensive analysis of the most significant events in America's tumultuous history and the effects they had on this country's development.
Get American History: From Indians to Modern History of America: People, Places and Events That Shaped US History and learn more about this oh-so-famous country.
The narrator was hard to understand sometimes, since for some reason he would speed through certain sentences and not fully pronounce all the words. This was really irritating and definitely ruined the experience for me because I would completely miss certain parts. His "voice acting" of southern drawls and the like for reading quotations were also annoying and over-the-top. A shame because the actual content seemed like a decent and concise overview of American history.