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Publisher's Summary

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a world-renowned scholar, professor of history and geography at Queen Mary, University of London, and a member of the Faculty of Modern History of Oxford University. The Americas, part of the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles series, offers an intriguing history of the world's western hemisphere.
©2003 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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"Readers of popular history have come to expect [Fernandez-Armesto] to deliver a read filled with wonders, important insights, wit, and outrageous opinion." (Publishers Weekly)

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6 Year Old Loves it

Clearly executed, my 6-year-old child listens to The America every day. I have learned a lot because the book is well written and because I can share it with my child.

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All American

Interesting topic. Vivid pictures of early contennential dwellers up through modern times. A great starting point on the subject. Intro canned message says audible kids which I think is a glitch.

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