The Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History (Fifth Edition)
by Alan Axelrod, Ph.D.
“A lively, comprehensive guide to the dramatic history of our great nation.”
As with all of the “Complete Idiot’s Guide” series- this one is just as informative! A must have for any history buff, and an asset to any student, teacher, or homeschooling family, this book covers everything from the first people in the Americas, from Native American history to European contact, Christopher Columbus, Colonial efforts, the Tea party, the War of 1812, Gettysburg, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandals, Ronald Reagan’s presidency and so much more.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History is absolutely jam-packed with useful bits of information and quick references for different events in history. It is littered with presidential sayings as well as “vital statistics” of our nation and fun little comics. At the end of each chapter there is a section (my personal favorite!) called “The Least You Need to Know” which highlights the few main points you really need to know about that event! This is great for a quick read and touch-up on what happened during that section.
What’s a salient?
Who discovered the possibility of nuclear fission?
What was impressment?
What in the world is a gandydancer???
This is a fabulous comprehensive book and everything you need to know about our American History. It is a handy go-to guide, as well as an informative and educational read too. I recommend this book for everyone. It is a great guide to America’s history. It has an extensive yet simple layout of helpful quick articles to brush up on your knowledge of our American History.
You can buy this on Amazon and at most major book retailers.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received a free book to read.