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The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference, 2nd edition, revised and expanded
"The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference is a handy and indispensable reference useful for more than just looking up the odd fact. It offers a complete look at the varied aspects of American History…. I can think of few better books to have on a deserted island."
-- Douglas Brinkley, historian and author, from the Introduction
Providing a compact, easy-to-use overview of the fascinating story of America, The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference is packed with information on a variety of topics from military and foreign affairs to education and science. Organized thematically into detailed timelines highlighting events throughout America's history, it includes numerous sidebars, photos, maps, brief biographies, and legislative milestones, making this book the ultimate "look-it-up" resource. This second edition is thoroughly updated and expanded, with many illustrations from The New York Public Library's collections.
576 pages, Illustrated. Published by Hyperion, 2003.
Hardcover. $21.95. ISBN 0-7868-6847-3.