Booknotes: Stories from American History

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Public Affairs, 2001 - History - 540 pages
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American history is replete with great and dramatic events, and at the end of the 20th century, a generation of great writers have brought these events to life. They have shared these stories with the viewers of the C-SPAN programme, Booknotes, and here the best have been collected. Writers and historians examine more than 80 unforgettable moments in American history, moments both celebrated and uncelebrated, from the Boston Tea Party to the Watergate break-in, from slavery to affirmative action, from Gettysburg to Iwo Jima.

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User Review  - brian_irons - LibraryThing

Though I didn't agree with all the essays in this book especially the one regarding President Lincoln Freeing the slaves so that they would all go back home to Africa. This is historically inaccurate ... Read full review

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A behind the scenes look at what historians really think of their subjects. Good chapter on income tax... legislate a max limit? Nah, it could never go over 10%! Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Brian Lamb, the founding CEO of C-SPAN, has been the host of "Booknotes" since its inception in 1989. He has read each of the 765 books that "Booknotes" has featured. Lamb lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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