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"For both scholars and lay readers who like American history, this work will be an invaluable resource."--Booklist
"If you came from a distant planet and could have only one book to tell you what America is all about, you could not do better than this."--Michael R. Beschloss, author of Taking Charge
"Lest we imagine that the United States dropped full blown from the sky, here are the eyewitness accounts of those who were present at the creation. It reads like discovering a nation's diary."--Joseph E. Persico, coauthor of My American Journey with Colin L. Powell
"The selection of first person narratives is superb, the connective passages are clear and convincing, and the overall effect is to transport the reader on an fascinating journey through American life."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of No Ordinary Time
"These firsthand narratives and commentaries stretching from the Boston Tea Party to the Millennium are compelling--the gold dust of history."--Harold Evans, The American Century
"This continues a strong vivid thread in what Dr. Martin Luther King called 'America's Garment of Destiny'. It should be required reading for every citizen."--Frank Keegan, Senior Editor, Express Times
"This is living history, wonderfully readable."--Donald L. Miller, author of City of the Century
"Witness to America is a rich and rewarding journey through the history of the United States. . . . I'll pick it up again and again."--Tom Brokaw
"Witness to America reads as if it were today's news about unforgettable chapters of our history, told by those who lived it and those who observed it. Personal and perceptive, the book brings to life pivotal moments of drama, intrigue, challenge and triumph."--Steven Spielberg
"In Witness to America two celebrated historians illuminate American history by reviving the testimonies of the men and women who were actually there. Voices ring out of the past to explain the present and foretell the future. This is a feast of a book." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."This is a beautifully conceived work. Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley have given fresh life to a classic account of the American epic. This is living history, wonderfully readable and handsomely illustrated."Donald L. Miller, author of City of the Century "Two superb historians have brought us a great gift. If you came from a distant planet and could have only one book to tell you what America is all about, you could not do better than this."Michael R. Beschloss, author of Taking Charge"Ambrose and Brinkley, like Commager and Nevins before them, know how to make history rich, raw, and vivid: let the men and women who were there tell their stories-- and what great stories they are. "Evan Thomas, author of The Very Best Men"Lest we imagine that the United States dropped full blown from the sky, here are the eyewitness accounts of those who were present at the creation. It reads like discovering a nation's diary."Joseph E. Persico, coauthor of My American Journey with Colin L. Powell "Only in the hands of such fine historians as Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley could Witness to America have been created. The selection of first person narratives is superb, the connective passages are clear and convincing, and the overall effect is to transport the reader on an fascinating journey through American life."Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of No Ordinary Time "Witness to America is a rich andrewarding journey through the history of the United States with an all-star cast of guides. I'll pick it up again and again." Tom Brokaw"Witness to America reads as it were today's news about unforgettable chapters of our history, told by those who lived it and those who observed it. Personal and perceptive, the book brings to life pivotal moments of drama, intrigue, challenge and triumph. Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley keep you glued to these eyewitness narratives that take you on a journey from the American Revolution to the new millennium."Steven Spielberg"This continues a strong vivid thread in what Dr. Martin Luther King called 'America's Garment of Destiny'. It should be required reading for every citizen."Frank Keegan, Senior Editor, Express Times"These first hand narratives and commentaries stretching from the Boston Tea Party to the Millennium are compelling-- the gold dust of history." Harold Evans, The American Century"This illustrated collection of essays, articles, and speeches remains a valuable look at an evolving country-- from the American Revolution to the "X" Generation.""--American Way"

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