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THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES : America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible

The author follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators to offer a new perspective on how the most powerful nation on Earth came together.

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  • "The author follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators to offer a new perspective on how the most powerful nation on Earth came together."@en
  • "For more than two centuries, E pluribus unumThe Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of our most gifted writers."@en
  • "How did America become "one nation, indivisible"? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Winchester follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, such as Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys; the builders of the first transcontinental telegraph and the powerful civil engineer behind the Interstate Highway System. He treks vast swaths of territory, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Rochester to San Francisco, Seattle to Anchorage, introducing the fascinating people who played a pivotal role in creating today's United States. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree. Featuring 32 illustrations throughout the text, The Men Who United the States is a fresh look at the way in which the most powerful nation on earth came together."
  • "Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree."@en
  • "For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum -- Out of many, one -- has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements that helped forge and unify America and the pioneers who have toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizens and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. Winchester follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, including Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery Expedition to the Pacific Coast, the builders of the first transcontinental telegraph, and the powerful civil engineer behind the Interstate Highway System. He treks vast swaths of territory, from Pittsburgh to Portland; Rochester to San Francisco; Truckee to Laramie; Seattle to Anchorage, introducing these fascinating men and others -- some familiar, some forgotten, some hardly known -- who played a pivotal role in creating today's United States. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree."@en
  • "For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum'"Out of many, one"'has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"' In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings. This sweeping narrative details how these daring men, some famous, some forgotten, left their mark on America's natural landscapes, through courage, ingenuity, and hard work. Winchester follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers, and explorers, from Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys of the West to the builders of the first transcontinental railroad and the curmudgeonly civil engineer who oversaw the creation of more than three million miles of highway. Winchester travels across vast swaths of the American landscape, from Pittsburgh to Portland, Seattle to Anchorage, Truckee to Laramie, using the five classical elements'Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal'to chart the contributions these adventurous leaders made to connect the diverse communities within the United States and ensure the future of the American project begun in 1776. The Men Who United the States is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of our most gifted writers."@en

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  • "Biography"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "History"@en
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  • "THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES : America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the states : America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the States : America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks, at the creation of one nation, indivisible"
  • "Men Who United the States : America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, at the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the states : America's explorers, inventors, and eccentrics and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible"@en
  • "The Men Who United the States America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the states america's explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the States : America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics, and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible"@en
  • "The men who united the States : America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks, and the creation of one nation, indivisible"@en