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eBook To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian ePub
Author: Jeffrey DeMunn,Stephen E. Ambrose
Language: English
ISBN: 0743529219
ISBN13: 978-0743529211
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (November 1, 2002)
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 323
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Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. This effort entitled "To America" is not the longest by any stretch, but of the half dozen of his books that I have read, I enjoyed this one the most. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Ambrose covers America from our country's beginnings right into the year 2002 when he died.

Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth cent. 1 5 Kirjailija: Stephen E. Ambrose Lukija: Jeffrey DeMunn. Saatavilla äänikirjana. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Most importantly, Ambrose tells us about writing history, and what an historian's job is all about. To America is an instant classic for those interested in history, patriotism, and the love of writing.

Personal Reflections of an Historian. By Stephen E. Read by Jeffrey DeMunn. Abridged Audio Download. Trade Paperback eBook Unabridged Audio Download.

In "To America," Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's spirit, which has carried us so far. He confronts its failures and struggles. As always in his much acclaimed work, Ambrose brings alive the men and women, famous and not, who have peopled our history and made the United States a model for the world

Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose, Jeffrey DeMunn.

Author(s): Stephen E. ISBN: 0743549279 (ISBN13: 9780743549271). Published November 11th 2002 by Simon & Schuster.

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of . Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of . Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history. There have been numerous allegations of plagiarism and inaccuracies in his writings.

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In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American . Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books

In To America, Stephen E.

One of America's most popular historians shares his views of his own life and on the history of America, in a series of reflections on the Founding Fathers, Native Americans, Theodore Roosevelt, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, and the writing of history, as he celebrates the reasons why America is the best country in the world.
Wal
I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it encapsulated the views of a senior historian about what he and I were taught in the 60's. Ambrose has grown enough to change his mind and so have I. Here he sets out what and why he learned over a lifetime from experience, why his thinking changed with the fullness of time. Every American should benefit from the learning process that Ambrose has brought us near the end of his too short life.
Clandratha
I was attracted to Ambrose by Band of Brothers. Since then I’ve read 7 of his books and loved them all. This book is a chronicle of how he evolved as a writer and how his views changed from what he was taught in college to a more informed and insightful perspective. He seems to have been able to find the best in everyone of his subjects. While this isn’t one of his best efforts it’s still an enjoyable journey through time.
Prince Persie
I've read or listened to fully half of Stephen Ambrose's books and consider his passing a great loss to American society. In this book, which I listened to in audio format, Ambrose tells us a lot about his life and how he changed his mind on several key issues. It's just priceless, in my view.

The issues Ambrose covered tend to be hot-button topics. As he explains each one, we get to know the man that gave us so many wonderful military history books. We find out about the difficult things he went through in his life and how he learned from them. Listening to Ambrose to me is about rising above the fray and knowing what is valuable. Somehow, the consensus on difficult matters changes over time, and we cannot know the truth by relying on consensus.

This book covered past Presidents, including Washington, Grant, Truman and Johnson. The author explained again his opinion, informed through a lifetime of visiting battle fields, that the Marines in the WWII Pacific theater had the toughest objectives. Ambrose gets into feminism and societal issues in general.

I recommend this book to everyone and hope it finds a growing audience.
Celore
Whenever Stephen Ambrose would be asked which of his books is his best, he would answer by saying his latest one. This effort entitled "To America" is not the longest by any stretch, but of the half dozen of his books that I have read, I enjoyed this one the most. Ambrose covers America from our country's beginnings right into the year 2002 when he died. Obviously he can't go into the detail he did in other efforts, but he covers our nation's history in succinct detail and explaining why he admires men such as Ulysses Grant, Andrew Jackson, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Jackie Robinson. History, Ambrose tells us, "is about people, and nothing could be more fascinating to people than other people, living in a different time, in different circumstances." This is about people who are well known and those who are not, who have made significant contributions to America who we owe a debt of thanks for their life. Ambrose says the technological improvements of the 19th century became killing machines that turned the great wars of the 20th century into the worst century ever. Racism, women's rights, nation building, and the threat we face from the Islamic world are other subjects Ambrose touches on. The book is only 252 pages long, and if you are looking for an outstanding summary of our country's history this book will certainly hold your interest.
Ceroelyu
I, like many other readers/history buffs, greatly respect Ambrose for his ability to take a portion of history and give it personality and make you care.
This book is really a compilation of medium length forays into different aspects of American history. So, if you want a book that covers a wide variety of historical topics but still gives you a ton of information, pick this one up. This would be a fantastic vacation book for the history buff.
As I mentioned in the title, this book is very dense with facts and information. I had been reading for a while and was thinking about how much historical terrain I had covered. I checked the page and realized that I was only about 25 pages into the book. Luckily, Mr. Ambrose has a very personable writing style and keeps the reader interested while packing in the information. While the book is dense with information, it feels to be a very casual read.
I would recommend this book highly. These essays touch on many of the same topics Ambrose has written whole books about and give the reader a taste of the topic that may lead to further interest in the larger collection on each subject.
Zuser
Good American history lesson by a true historian. There are not very many historians who traveled as much as Ambrose or built such a building like the one in New Orleans. He has visited the strange writes about. Like a painter who wAnts to recreate a scene goes to the location.
Kelezel
...which is different, I think, than reading a work of (objectively told) history. In his final work, Mr. Ambrose expounds on all manner of things (mostly) American, even on those that are quite personal (such as his 1st wife's suicide), in a rambling, storyteller fashion. A fair amount of space is devoted to "setting the record straight", as it were, on his own opinions, some of which having changed markedly from those he espoused for many years. He takes a more generous view of TR and a less critical view of how Native Americans were dealt with by the U.S., but continues his hard-line criticism of the Viet Nam debacle. To tell you more would be to deprive you of the privilege of hearing his "last few lectures", ones given without concern of rebuttal. You may not agree with him on many issues, but it's from the heart of a patriot and worth considering. [I would add here, if I may, that we owe Mr. Ambrose a debt of gratitude for his central role in bringing the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans to us all]
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