The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

Simon Winchester


Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, offers his first booklet approximately the United States: a desirable renowned heritage that illuminates the lads who toiled fearlessly to find, attach, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

How did the USA develop into “one kingdom, indivisible”? What unified more and more disparate states into the fashionable kingdom we realize this day? to respond to those questions, Winchester follows within the footsteps of America’s such a lot crucial explorers, thinkers, and innovators, comparable to Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the nice Surveys; the developers of the 1st transcontinental telegraph and the strong civil engineer at the back of the Interstate street procedure. He treks tremendous swaths of territory, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Rochester to San Francisco, Seattle to Anchorage, introducing the attention-grabbing those that performed a pivotal function in developing today’s United States.

Throughout, he ponders no matter if the ancient paintings of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what measure. that includes 32 illustrations in the course of the textual content, The males Who United the States is a clean examine the way the main strong country in the world got here together.

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