American History in 50 Events

American History in 50 Events Summary

American History in 50 Events
Have you ever wondered why America is the way it is? 
Do you want to understand the events that have shaped American culture? 
Are you interested in seeing the long-term historical connections that explain how America moved from a group of colonies to the most powerful nation in history

If so, this book is for you. In simple, straightforward language, this book will take you on a brief journey through the highlights of American history. Filled with interesting facts and historical context, this book is a must-read for those who are passionate about history or are simply interested in better understanding the history of the United States. 

Inside you will read about...
- Columbus' famous first journey
- Founding of Plymouth Colony
- Boston Tea Party
- Battles of Lexington and Concord
- War of 1812
- Spanish American War
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Moon landing
- 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
- And much more!

Broken down into a series of fifty easy-to-read selections, this book will take you from Pre-Columbian settlement up to current events of today.

Book Reviews


History Lessons5 star

American history from grade school, summed up in 70 pages! I learned more reading this short book than I did during my entire time in school.55


Nutshell5 star

History in a nutshell.55

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Author Bias & Fact Inaccuracy.3 star

The history of America is always an amazing read no matter what, however once you get toward the more modern events you can tell the author has a bias and it’s definitely projected into the book. This book is a good read, but I like to read facts rather than the authors opinion of events. Another point I saw in another review of this book about the factual inaccuracy of the Rosa Parks section. Like they said, if one fact is wrong it makes you question the rest of the book.35


Well Intended, poorly executed2 star

There is much to laud with this work, such as it’s novel approach to the subject matter, making US History extremely accessible to anyone. That said, there are a number of grammar and syntax issues that make the serious reader pause. The largest issue, however, is the inaccuracy of at least one of the articles. The Rosa Parks article states that she worked, lived, and boycotted in Birmingham, AL. This is false! Parks lives worked and initiated the boycott in Montgomery, AL. Such a factual error leads the reader to question everything else provided in the book.25


Loved this5 star

I learned so much a lot of refreshment.55


Nice read for curious impatient readers like myself5 star

Would recommend for a quick overview to see how much you remember from middle school American history55


American Short Stories4 star

An exciting overview before delving deeper into dry history. Helps to pick up a topic of an interest.45


Great reading5 star



Native Americans?3 star

Would have been great hearing more about them, rather than summing it up to "European and Asian divergence"35


American History in 50 Events2 star

Poorly proofread with dozens of syntax, grammatical, and spelling mistakes. No mention of 7 years war? Korea? Govt treatment of indigenous peoples? Not worth purchasing.25

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