Booknotes: Stories from American History
, 2001 - History
- 540 pages
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.