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U.S. History Book Recommendations

Several readers have e-mailed in to asks me to recommend non-sissyfied books

on U.S. history. This is above my pay grade & I shall pass the question on

to Rick Brookhiser, NR’s house historian, and author of many fine books

himself. Rick: A good, general, all-encompassing, non-sissyfied U.S.

history in one volume? (NB: I myself learned about the Battle of Horseshoe

Bend from reading Paul Johnson’s History of the American People However, I

have heard some historians speak slightingly of PJ’s book, so it might not

be the expert’s choice.)

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