The Men Who United the States

The Men Who United the States

Sinopsis

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

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