A History of the United States

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Pearson Prentice Hall, Aug 15, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1036 pages
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A History of the United States' well-told story and classroom-tested resources are designed to address your changing curriculum needs. Exceptionally written by distinguished author Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin, along with Brooks Mather Kelley, the program incorporates key themes that help students develop a sound understanding of American history. Masterfully Written

A Classic Telling of American History

A History of the United States' well-told story and expanded program are designed to address your changing curriculum and classroom needs while providing a conventional approach to the contents Distinguished Authorship

A Renowed Story Teller and Respected Historian

Dr. Boorstin--Librarian of Congress Emeritus, winner of the Bancrokt, Parkman, and Pulitzer prizes--tells the classic story of American history in a style that has engaged students for years and continues to captivate. Exclusive "Themes in History"

A Proven Approach to Content

Key themes that help students understand the sweep of American history are identified at the beginning of each unit, developed in the narrative, and reinforced in the Making Connections feature at the end of the unit.

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A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he has been visiting professor of American History at the Universities of Rome, Puerto Rico, Kyoto, and Geneva. He was the first incumbent of the chair of American History at the Sorbonne and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge. He taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years. In 1959 Columbia University awarded him its Bancroft Prize for The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958), the first volume of his trilogy titled The Americans. In 1966 he received the Francis Parkman Award for the second volume, The Americans: The National Experience (1965), and in 1974 he received the Pulitzer Prize for the third volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973). Many of Boorstin's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and various European languages. In 1969 Boorstin became director of the National Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1973 he became senior historian at the Smithsonian. Boorstin was appointed Librarian of Congress in 1975 and served in that position with distinction for 12 years, becoming Librarian Emeritus in 1987.

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