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The interview show providing an enticing selection of author subject pairings For anyone interested in America's rich history and especially the devoted fans of C SPAN's Booknotes this is an engaging compendium of information opinions and new perspectiv Really enjoyed the historical essays here from Ambrose claiming that D Day was the pivot of the 20th century fail and it is either the Germans or the Russians of McNamara claiming that Rusk believed until the end that we should have been in Vietnam or uoting TS EliotWe shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time

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American history is shaped by great and small events and in recent years a generation of writers has brought these events to life They have shared these stories with the viewers of the long running C SPAN author interview program Booknotes and here some Unsure if you want to delve into a 450 page book about some aspect of American history These vignettes from Brian Lamb with several dozen authors is terrific and will turn you onto some outstanding reads Many of these writers are big time historians who are pretty casual and tell great yarns This is really good material and it's not just the obvious stuffDonald Kagan on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Jack Rakove on Creating the Constitution Pauline Maeir on Declaring Independence David Kennedy on FDR And where else can you get 5 8 pages on the Scopes Trial Jefferson Davis the nurses captured at Bataan Robert Frost at the JFK Inauguration and five dozen Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy, of writers has brought these events to life They have shared these stories with the viewers Jet-Setting Escort, Book 1 of the long running C SPAN author interview program Booknotes and here some Unsure if you want to delve into a 450 page book about some aspect Bound of American history These vignettes from Brian Lamb with several dozen authors is terrific and will turn you Schlossöffnung - So öffnen Sie jede Tür onto some Metallurgie extractive du cobalt outstanding reads Many Iyami Osoronga of these writers are big time historians who are pretty casual and tell great yarns This is really good material and it's not just the Quebec Autoroute 15 obvious stuffDonald Kagan Crystalline Illumination on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Jack Rakove Endgame (Voluntary Eradicators, on Creating the Constitution Pauline Maeir Juliette visite paris - Dès 3 ans on Declaring Independence David Kennedy The Himitsu Attack (War of the Ninja Master, on FDR And where else can you get 5 8 pages The Book With No Name (Bourbon Kid, on the Scopes Trial Jefferson Davis the nurses captured at Bataan Robert Frost at the JFK Inauguration and five dozen

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Of the best have been collected for readers to savor In this volume than eighty contemporary writers and historians examine seminal moments from American history celebrated and uncelebrated alike Booknotes offers readers conversational essays edited from As with any work that consists of an anthology this is going to be somewhat subjective to my tastes and how useful I found all of these stories overall Often it is difficult to try and rate each work individually I know I tried with this book and often one has to ask the uestion Is this book as good as the sum of it’s parts I have to say yeswith a caveat As can be said of any anthology there are some good notes here and some mediocre ones Each author attempts to sell you on the book that they have just published and that you should read it The authors range from those that I vaguely know of to those that have clearly not withstood the test of time and now have been forgotten by the general public Some of the topics are highly interesting with ideas and works on everything from former slave ships to the work of a president while he was in office I think that this book got off to a rough start for me with the colonial era since I simply knew much of the information already andor the works simply weren’t written that well to make me want to read the author’s text Others were uite interesting and a concise version of what the person wrote about made me want to find their book and read But now to the caveat There is simply no getting around the fact that this book is oldalmost 20 years old in fact I would not bring this up except for the fact that technology has passed the need for a book like this Today Booknotes has been off the air for over a decade and many of the full interviews running from 1989 to 2004 over an hour each are available to stream online for free or purchase on DVD if you really feel the need to do so With that said is there really a need to buy this book If you want a condensed version of the interview perhaps but who is to say that these are really the best stories and that you won't miss something by not looking at their website with over 800 interviews Also I must confess that I am the kind of person that likes to multi task or at times simply not read a book and these interviews are preferable to listen to as I use the internet or do other menial tasks which if you are anyone like me is something to consider In the end I would give this book a three out of five If you find this at a used bookstore perhaps you should pick this up but I would suggest visiting their website first if you plan on reading this book at all You will get far information there

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