American History in 50 Events - Henry Freeman

American History in 50 Events

By Henry Freeman

  • Release Date: 2015-12-30
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
4
From 367 Ratings

Description

American History in 50 Events
Have you ever wondered why America is the way it is? 
Do you want to understand the events that have shaped American culture? 
Are you interested in seeing the long-term historical connections that explain how America moved from a group of colonies to the most powerful nation in history
?

If so, this book is for you. In simple, straightforward language, this book will take you on a brief journey through the highlights of American history. Filled with interesting facts and historical context, this book is a must-read for those who are passionate about history or are simply interested in better understanding the history of the United States. 

Inside you will read about...
- Columbus' famous first journey
- Founding of Plymouth Colony
- Boston Tea Party
- Battles of Lexington and Concord
- War of 1812
- Spanish American War
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Moon landing
- 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
- And much more!

Broken down into a series of fifty easy-to-read selections, this book will take you from Pre-Columbian settlement up to current events of today.

Reviews

  • Great reading

    5
    By antimarxist69
    Fantastic
  • Native Americans?

    3
    By Mateus_89
    Would have been great hearing more about them, rather than summing it up to "European and Asian divergence"
  • American History in 50 Events

    2
    By Raftace
    Poorly proofread with dozens of syntax, grammatical, and spelling mistakes. No mention of 7 years war? Korea? Govt treatment of indigenous peoples? Not worth purchasing.
  • Great

    5
    By Paper n haters
    This is a well written book, as well informative. The author does a terrific job summarizing keys events that molded America. Most of this information were taught to us in school, so it was a good refreshment of America history. Enjoy :)
  • Decent book

    5
    By khanhdmai
    The book is very well-put and event oriented. I love it more than any history lessons. Keep up the good work!
  • Great for being free

    4
    By codfish215
    The book was an easy and simple read, but sharpened my knowledge on some great moments in history. There are some typos and poorly worded sentences here and there but beggars cannot be choosers!
  • More info on 9/11 maybe?

    5
    By 82658293
    I think in some parts of this really well made book there just wasn't enough information on the bigger events let's go with 9/11 for example you did a good job on describing what happened but then it just stopped.
  • Basically brief Wikipedia summary for each event.

    4
    By Laynie_Mo
    This book was informative and had the basic information of American history. I am a history major and realized that there were a few grammatical errors and minor issues regarding some people discussed in the book. Overall the information was basic but good. It was what I expected a book about the main 50 events of American history would be about.
  • Very good I did not expect a book this entertaining about US history

    5
    By man10/
    Thank you
  • Not bad

    3
    By Sgynf
    I wasn’t expecting much from a free book with under 50 pages, but the author does a good job of giving a (very) brief synopsis of the majority of American history. He left out some key events, such as JFKs assassination, Clinton’s impeachment, the French-Indian War, Watergate, and the Korean War. Would it have been that difficult to do 55 events instead of 50?