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by David Reynolds

  • ISBN: 0465022146
  • Category: History
  • Author: David Reynolds
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper ed edition (July 12, 2011)
  • Pages: 592 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Let us not mince words. David Reynolds is a Professor of International History at Cambridge University and the author of numerous books, including The Long Shadow, winner of the PE. .

Let us not mince words. remarkable tour of the American past. ―Joseph Ellis, The National Interest. David Reynolds is a Professor of International History at Cambridge University and the author of numerous books, including The Long Shadow, winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History, and In Command of History, which was awarded the Wolfson Prize, and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

The title is taken from Thomas Jefferson's speeches (he used the phrase "empire of liberty" at least twice)

The title is taken from Thomas Jefferson's speeches (he used the phrase "empire of liberty" at least twice). The radio series was broadcast in 90 15-minute segments over three series of 30 parts each. on BBC Radio 4. Reynolds narrated, while actors read letters, diaries and other historical sources.

So a new history of the United States, written by a British scholar for a British audience, and accompanied by a 90-part . Reynolds is also very good on the complex and conflicted role of religion in American life.

So a new history of the United States, written by a British scholar for a British audience, and accompanied by a 90-part series on Radio 4, ought to be welcomed. It is a surprise to be reminded that it was once possible for President John Adams to assure an Arab ruler that "as the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion. it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of ".

The Empire of Liberty is a theme developed first by Thomas Jefferson to identify the responsibility of the United States to spread freedom across the world. Jefferson saw the mission of the . in terms of setting an example, expansion into western. in terms of setting an example, expansion into western North America, and by intervention abroad

America, Empire of Liberty book. In his riveting single-volume history of the United States, award-winning historian David Reynolds t A magisterial history of the United States by a prize-winning historian.

America, Empire of Liberty book. The best one-volume history of the United States ever written. -Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet. Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty.

As for liberty, Reynolds reminds us that it was built on the backs of black slaves, but white . The chief selling point of this book is that it is a one volume history of the United States using three themes, empire, liberty and faith.

As for liberty, Reynolds reminds us that it was built on the backs of black slaves, but white Americans were free from the intrusion of the federal government in their personal lives until the New Deal, which dramatically changed the nature of American liberty. The development of religious denominations in America contributed moral fervor to many progressive causes, such as temperance, and animated America in the cold war and George W. Bush's war on terror.

It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty. In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes

It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty. In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans.

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In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American .

In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen and asks difficult questions about the cost of American greatness, from slavery to the War on Terror. Written with verve, insight, and humor, America, Empire of Liberty is a magisterial depiction of America in all its grandeur and contradictions. In his riveting single-volume history of the United States, award-winning historian David Reynolds takes Jefferson’s phrase as a key to the American saga

America, Empire of Liberty book. In his riveting single-volume history of the United States, award-winning historian David Reynolds takes Jefferson’s phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower A magisterial history of the United States by a prize-winning historian. Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great empire of liberty.

A magisterial history of the United States by a prize-winning historian
Reviews about America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States (7):
fire dancer
This book was required for a History class I took in the Spring. It was informative and pretty easy to read through even though it is a thick book which intimidates a lot of people. I would recommend it to someone if they want a quick lesson on American history post Civil War to now.
Wanenai
This very rapid and not particularly insightful trip through our nation's history seems to be a story without a theme. There is much to anticipate in this book. The author is British and teaches history at Cambridge. He also has won the prestigious Wolfson prize, awarded annually for the best history book in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, this book tackles a huge, complex subject, the broad sweep of American history, and recites events familiar to the casual student of our history without any novel insights or themes. The Revolution is dismissed in four pages, the Civil War in ten, World War I is hardly discussed and the victory is awarded to the British forces, stalemated until the American Expeditionary Forces were injected into the War in 1917, and World War II is finished in five pages. It is difficult, indeed, to say anything meaningful or novel about these monumental pivot points in American history in such a short space. I am all for brevity but this is brevity brought to the border of superficiality.

History written to illuminate a particular theme can be absorbing and challenging. Frequently, it can shape new ideas about what were previously known facts. This is what I had expected from this book but there is little of this here. We know that Americans are religious, hard-working, lovers of liberty, and relatively young. Each of these is discussed briefly without any new conclusions.

But our tour guide presents a breezy and fast-moving review of American history. I had been looking for something more than a review: I wanted fresh insights and a different slant. Sadly, America, Empire of Liberty disappoints in this.
Shliffiana
Those who are well read students in the history of the Republic won't find much new in this single volume overview, but it serves its purpose as such: a single volume for readers needing a refresher on the nation's history; and younger people who would be better served by a readable, near-comprehensive narrative history than some of the history books written now focusing more on social analysis, etc. than the story.
Kikora
This is an excellent narrative overview of American history from the beginnings to late 2008. The author covers a lot of ground but gives more emphasis to the 20th century as major events and cultural movements then shaped America today. He weaves his narrative together with three themes: empire, liberty and faith. The book explores how the American people shaped their story and confronted the paradoxes inherent in these three themes.

As the author admitted, this is written from an outsider's perspective. While the book does cover native americans, sexual revolution, civil rights, etc., it does not pay homage to the liberal agenda. Some reviewers complain that this constitutes a bias towards "landed white guys". Actually this is part of the outsider's perspective. The narrative of American history has been dominated by the liberal establishment since the culture wars of the 1990s. I find it refreshing to read a history book that actually focuses on history rather than political correctness.
Zahisan
Great!
Tygolar
This book is a great history book - I'm currently using it for my Post-Civil war history class. It provides useful insight on history in a more thematic manner by telling history as a story through different viewpoints, opposed to going era by era and detailing all of the events.
Undeyn
I didn't struggle with zoning out as much as with other history books! That's quite something.
Got what I paid for.

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