• From a seasoned author and researcher
• The most current and comprehensive series title on American history
• Heightened interest right now in the question of how America got where we are-a question that can only be answered by an understanding of history
About the AuthorAlan Axelrod, Ph.D., has nearly 20 years of history book writing expertise and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the American Revolution, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Civil War, Second Edition and The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to World War I. He is now the president of the Ian Samuel Group, Inc., a research and writing firm.
Discover how to: Astound friends with fun facts about the Founding Fathers Understand terms like "Manifest Destiny" Get a grip on the legacy of slavery Impress your family with Civil War lore Put current events in historical context.
The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun.
First of all, I am not exactly a history buff. I did not pay nearly enough attention in high school when my teachers were teaching history (Sorry Mr. Rand!) so I missed a lot of important details. I am, however, really interested in NOT sound foolish when people talk about The Cold War or The Great Depression or about who ran in popular elections. I am also all too aware that A&W will be off to school next year and I do not want my 5 year olds able to name more presidents than I can! As I thumbed through the books I found them BOTH to be packed full of facts, dates and important people. I think BOTH books will give you the information you need to pull off intelligent conversation about the history of our country. The big difference is in the packaging though....I found The Complete Idiot's Guide to be more readable. What do I mean by more readable exactly? Well, I mean less boring! The language used was far less dry than in the US History for Dummies book. I am not going to lie...in each book I got a little glazed over (hey...some things don't ever change!) but this happened a whole lot less in the Idiots guide and when it happened I just headed over to the specially marked "the least you need to know" section. For me there was a clear winner in this competition...The Complete Idiots Guide to American History! Pick up your copy today on Amazon...
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