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By George C. Herring

The Oxford historical past of the United States is the main revered multi-volume historical past of our country in print. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize-winners, a brand new York instances bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the one thematic quantity commissioned for the sequence. right here George C. Herring makes use of overseas family because the lens wherein to inform the tale of America's dramatic upward thrust from 13 disparate colonies huddled alongside the Atlantic coast to the world's maximum superpower.

A sweeping account of United States' international kin and international relations, this magisterial quantity files America's interplay with different peoples and international locations of the realm. Herring tells a narrative of gorgeous successes and occasionally tragic disasters, captured in a fast paced narrative that illuminates the significant significance of overseas kinfolk to the lifestyles and survival of the state, and highlights its ongoing effect at the lives of standard voters. He exhibits how policymakers outlined American pursuits generally to incorporate territorial growth, entry to growing to be markets, and the unfold of an "American way" of existence. And Herring does all this in a narrative wealthy in human drama and jam-packed with epic occasions. Statesmen resembling Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson performed key roles in America's upward thrust to international energy. yet America's growth as a country additionally owes a lot to the adventurers and explorers, the ocean captains, retailers and captains of undefined, the missionaries and diplomats, who chanced on or charted new lands, built new avenues of trade, and proven and defended the nation's pursuits in overseas lands.

From the yank Revolution to the fifty-year fight with communism and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, From Colony to Superpower tells the dramatic tale of America's emergence as superpower--its beginning in revolution, its afflicted current, and its doubtful future.

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The Oxford heritage of the United States is the main revered multi-volume heritage of our state. The sequence contains 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the so much uncommon sequence in American historic scholarship," a sequence that "synthesizes a generation's worthy of historic inquiry and data into one actually cutting-edge book." Conceived less than the final editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now less than the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this well known sequence blends social, political, financial, cultural, diplomatic, and army historical past into coherent and vividly written narrative.

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