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.)