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Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Tom Darrow - Goodreads

The subtitle and cover of this book is a little deceiving. They make you think that this book focuses entirely on the Northwest Territory/Ordinance and land surveying, but the story includes much more ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

A very nicely written and far-ranging history of how the American "wilderness" was mapped and platted, starting in the mid 1700s and continuing for 150 years, so that the land could be sold, and the ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Marina Mowrey - Goodreads

This was really interesting, but the title is a little misleading. And actually, my book calls it "Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History," which is ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Tracey - Goodreads

This was a pass-along from my mom, I think; tho the subtitle is intriguing enough for me to have spent the $2.00 on it at Borders before they closed. However, the subtitle is a bit misleading ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Alasdair Craig - Goodreads

A wonderful book, marvellously told, detailing from a surveyor's perspective the relentless westward expansion of the US states in the early years of America. Intertwined with this story is also the ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Gary Turner - Goodreads

I just loved this book. So interesting. Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Kevin Kasowski - Goodreads

the writing isn't always fluid and the narrative kind of wanders back and forth across time periods which I found a bit confusing but this book isn't as boring as it might sound. The subtitle part was ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Jeff Waltersdorf - Goodreads

An intriguing accounting of the surveying of the United States, carving wilderness into sellable blocks of land. A bit dry in the recounting of history, it is peppered with interesting anecdotes of ... Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Mike Goldman - Goodreads

As boring as it sounds. Read full review

Review: Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

I loved the history of weights and measurements. Also learned extensively about Gunter's chain. I did find myself drifting in this audio book since it is very geeky and science based. You have to be into the concept of land surveying to finish this one. Read full review

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