The Men Who United the States

The Men Who United the States

Sinopse

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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Capítulos

  • 001 The Men Who United the States intro title
    Duração: 21s
  • 002 Dedication
    Duração: 01min
  • 003 Authors Note
    Duração: 02min
  • 004 Preface
    Duração: 19min
  • 005 PART I WHEN AMERICA WAS DOMINATED BY WOOD
    Duração: 07min
  • 006 Drawing a Line in the Sand
    Duração: 22min
  • 007 Peering Through the Trees
    Duração: 14min
  • 008 The Frontier and the Thesis
    Duração: 15min
  • 009 The Wood Was Become Grass
    Duração: 16min
  • 010 Encounters with the Sioux
    Duração: 15min
  • 011 First Lady of the Plains
    Duração: 06min
  • 012 High Plains Rafters
    Duração: 05min
  • 013 Passing the Gateway
    Duração: 19min
  • 014 Shoreline Passage
    Duração: 12min
  • 015 PART II WHEN AMERICA_S STORY WENT BENEATH THE EARTH
    Duração: 05min
  • 016 The Science That Changed America
    Duração: 04min
  • 017 Drawing the Colors of Rocks
    Duração: 03min
  • 018 The Wellspring of Knowledge
    Duração: 09min
  • 019 The Tapestry of Underneath
    Duração: 06min
  • 020 Setting the Lures
    Duração: 09min
  • 021 Off to See the Elephant
    Duração: 14min
  • 022 The West, Revealed
    Duração: 16min
  • 023 The Singular First Adventure of Kapurats
    Duração: 27min
  • 024 The Men Who Gave Us Yellowstone
    Duração: 18min
  • 025 Diamonds, Sex, and Race
    Duração: 41min
  • 026 PART III_ WHEN THE AMERICAN STORY TRAVELED BY WATER
    Duração: 14min
  • 027 The Streams Beyond the Hills
    Duração: 16min
  • 028 The Pivot and the Feather
    Duração: 13min
  • 029 The First Big Dig
    Duração: 16min
  • 030 The Wedded Waters of New York
    Duração: 34min
  • 031 The Linkman Cometh
    Duração: 15min
  • 032 That Ol_ Man River
    Duração: 29min
  • 033 PART IV_ WHEN THE AMERICAN STORY WAS FANNED BY FIRE
    Duração: 15min
  • 034 Rain, Steam, and Speed
    Duração: 06min
  • 035 The Annihilation of the In-Between
    Duração: 12min
  • 036 The Immortal Legacy of Crazy Judah
    Duração: 41min
  • 037 Major Eisenhower_s Epiphanic Expedition
    Duração: 26min
  • 038 The Colossus of Roads
    Duração: 25min
  • 039 And Then We Looked Up
    Duração: 08min
  • 040 The Twelve-Week Crossing
    Duração: 19min
  • 041 PART V_ WHEN THE AMERICAN STORY WAS TOLD THROUGH METAL
    Duração: 09min
  • 042 The Man Who Tamed the Lightning
    Duração: 29min
  • 043 The Signal Power of Human Speech
    Duração: 11min
  • 044 With Power For One and All
    Duração: 32min
  • 045 Lighting the Corn Powering the Prairie
    Duração: 16min
  • 046 The Talk of the Nation
    Duração: 20min
  • 047 Making Money From Air
    Duração: 20min
  • 048 Television_ The Irresistible Force
    Duração: 21min
  • 049 The All of Some Knowledge
    Duração: 20min
  • 050 Epilogue
    Duração: 11min
  • 051 Acknowledgements
    Duração: 02min
  • 052 Credits
    Duração: 46s
  • sample
    Duração: 01min

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