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Not to be written off as a leftist history of the United States. What makes this book incredible is that it doesn't mention what goes on in basic highschool textbooks, and focuses on the stories of movements that only get passing mention in earlier versions of history (i.e. the labor movement). It is a suprisingly riveting read. His chapter on the Vietnam war should be required reading for everyone.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1990's    -   1980's    -   1970's    -   1960's    -   1950's    -   1940's    -   1930's    -   1920's    -   Early 1900's    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   17th century History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   2 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   concerned How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None Maps necessary?    -   Not enough maps Length of book    -   450 pages+

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