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America The Story of Us: An Illustrated History by Kevin Baker Review

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Have you had a chance to watch the History channel and view America The Story of Us?  I have and loved it and when I was provided an opportunity to receive a complimentary copy, I was more than happy to read and provide my thoughts.  The author, Kevin Baker, wrote this great supplement to the History channel special that chronicles the United States from colonial settlement to modern day.

The book is broken down into 12 chapters with numerous illustrations supporting the stories.  The illustrations range from drawings to photos from objects to maps and so much more.  The illustrations were a treasure to this book given how much it added to the entire book.  The insightful stories provided an almost first hand account of what it must have been liked to have been in some of the situations described along the way.

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This is a 400 page powerhouse that follows the series along thus reinforcing what the viewer watched if for educational reasons or just for pleasure.  America The Story of Us: An Illustrated History is perfect for the novice or historical buff.  My favorite chapter was on WWII and I particularly liked seeing an actual copy of Roosevelt's address to Congress. There is a final section for extended reading should the reader like to find additional information to supplement the book.

Overall, I would recommend this book as an educational aid or just for pleasure.  Very well written, informative, factual and excellent complimentary illustrations that keep you wanting more.


Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

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barbara.montyj said...

I'm getting my bro in law the DVD.
He's a history buff & will love it.

YouthfulTips said...

If you are able to, the book makes a great supplement to the DVD. It has such great pictures and stories even though it goes along with the DVD. :)