A Short History of the United States
From the Arrival of Native American Tribes to the Obama Presidency
Robert V. Remini
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In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.
From Publishers Weekly
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A short history of the United States
I bought this audiobook thinking it would be a good refresher course written by an "esteemed American intellectual and historian." What a waste! Totally a liberal point of view to the point where you know it is not even accurate. Here is one simple example, the author says that the energy policies of the George W. Bush administration "caused" the Enron scandal. Wait a minute, the Enron scandal, which had been brewing for decades, broke in October 2001, barely 10 months after GW Bush was sworn in. It was hardly his energy policies that caused the problem. If the writer can't get recent history correct, how useful is the rest of his writing? My answer, not very. You can probably get a better history of the US by reading Wikipedia.