The Men Who United the States - America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible-logo

The Men Who United the States - America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. 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.

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. 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.
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History

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Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. 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.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

24:45


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:37


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:37


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:06


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

15:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

06:44


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

05:25


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:42


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

12:22


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:58


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:41


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

03:39


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

06:57


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:39


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

14:59


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:38


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

27:05


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

18:57


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

41:20


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

14:45


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

16:23


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

13:58


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

16:03


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

34:35


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

15:11


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

29:41


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

15:43


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

06:18


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

13:00


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

41:15


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

26:12


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

25:36


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

08:49


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

19:57


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

09:40


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

29:14


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

11:37


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

32:17


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

16:49


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

20:06


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

20:40


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

21:32


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

20:17


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

11:48


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

02:40


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

00:48