The burgeoning, arduous pageant of founding fathers, mountain men, fugitives and dreamers who harnessed a continent is...

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THE AMERICANS

The burgeoning, arduous pageant of founding fathers, mountain men, fugitives and dreamers who harnessed a continent is presented here with direct language and broad scope. Though this is by no means a text book, it is a distinguished, sequential explanation of some of the forces which forged the nation, from the first stirrings, when criminals in Scotland were given a choice of being hanged or being sent to New Jersey -- through the awakened social conscience which fought prevalent infant mortality in the last century. Here are Sam Adams, Andrew Carnegie, Franklin Roosevelt -- a parade of men and regions, north, south, east and west, traversing the settlement, the fight for independence and the pursuit of happiness in which we are still engaged. A provocative summation spanning men and events between the Mayflower and the H-bomb.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958