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Volume I: 1492 - 1914


In this sweeping tale of human initiative, struggle and victory, Dr. Bennett captures what is unique about America. With riveting stories about presidents, senators, first ladies and inventors, this is no ordinary textbook. From tales about a presidential pardon for over two hundred Sioux warriors to an ex-president's race to complete his best-selling memoirs, Dr. Bennett doesn't just report history, he puts readers right in the middle of the action.

  • Do you know who quelled a coup d'etat by putting on a pair of reading glasses?
  • How about the famous inventor who was called to help find the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's back?
  • Which U.S. senator was nearly caned to death on the Senate floor?
  • And what of the president who spared over 200 condemned Sioux warriors from the hangman's noose?

This is our history told through the compelling narratives which relate the facts through people and places.

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