A History of the United States Student Edition 2007

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A History of the United States Student Edition 2007

Format:  Hardcover,

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Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publish Date: Oct 2005

ISBN-13: 9780131335646

ISBN-10: 0131335642

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Prentice Hall proudly introduces Classics-- collection of our most beloved and timeless programs. The Prentice Hall Classics line brings back some of our bestselling programs with the added benefits of a new reduced price and an updated copyright. With Classics, you can count on: solid traditional instruction, a proven approach and sequence to the content, a return to your favorite program, and more value

A History of the United States' well-told story and classroom-tested resources are designed to address your changing curriculum needs. Exceptionally written by distinguished author Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin, along with Brooks Mather Kelley, the program incorporates key themes that help students develop a sound understanding of American history. Masterfully Written

A Classic Telling of American History

A History of the United States' well-told story and expanded program are designed to address your changing curriculum and classroom needs while providing a conventional approach to the contents Distinguished Authorship

A Renowed Story Teller and Respected Historian

Dr. Boorstin--Librarian of Congress Emeritus, winner of the Bancrokt, Parkman, and Pulitzer prizes--tells the classic story of American history in a style that has engaged students for years and continues to captivate. Exclusive "Themes in History"

A Proven Approach to Content

Key themes that help students understand the sweep of American history are identified at the beginning of each unit, developed in the narrative, and reinforced in the Making Connections feature at the end of the unit.


Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publish Date: Oct 2005
ISBN-13: 9780131335646
ISBN-10: 0131335642
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 0
Walmart No.: 0131335642

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Biography of Boorstin, Daniel J.

A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he has been visiting professor of American History at the Universities of Rome, Puerto Rico, Kyoto, and Geneva. He was the first incumbent of the chair of American History at the Sorbonne and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge.

He taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years. In 1959 Columbia University awarded him its Bancroft Prize for The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958), the first volume of his trilogy titled The Americans. In 1966 he received the Francis Parkman Award for the second volume, The Americans: The National Experience (1965), and in 1974 he received the Pulitzer Prize for the third volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973). Many of Boorstin's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and various European languages.

In 1969 Boorstin became director of the National Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1973 he became senior historian at the Smithsonian. Boorstin was appointed Librarian of Congress in 1975 and served in that position with distinction for 12 years, becoming Librarian Emeritus in 1987.

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