The Men Who United the States

By: Winchester, Simon

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Book Condition: Fine

463pp. 8vo. Pictorial boards with a 3/4 dust jacket. Subtitle of book is "America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible." Book is signed on the title page by the author, has a complete number line from 1-10, is a stated First Edition, appears unread, is tight, clean, unmarked, unclipped, and has a jacket protector. A very nice copy.

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Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

How did America become "one nation, indivisible"? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Winchester follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, such as Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys; the builders of the first transcontinental telegraph and the powerful civil engineer behind the Interstate Highway System. He treks vast swaths of territory, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Rochester to San Francisco, Seattle to Anchorage, introducing the fascinating people who played a pivotal role in creating today's United States.

Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree. Featuring 32 illustrations throughout the text, The Men Who United the States is a fresh look at the way in which the most powerful nation on earth came together.

Title: The Men Who United the States

Author Name: Winchester, Simon

Categories: History,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2013

ISBN Number: 0062079603

ISBN Number 13: 9780062079602

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001534