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The Resource 50 great American places : essential historic sites across the U.S., Brent D. Glass ; foreword by David McCullough

50 great American places : essential historic sites across the U.S., Brent D. Glass ; foreword by David McCullough

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50 great American places : essential historic sites across the U.S.
Title
50 great American places
Title remainder
essential historic sites across the U.S.
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Brent D. Glass ; foreword by David McCullough
Title variation
Fifty great American places
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eng
Summary
A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain{u2014}selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian{u2019}s National Museum of American History. From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nation{u2019}s history. Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as recent as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of America (Minnesota), each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes: the compelling story of democracy and self-government; the dramatic impact of military conflict; the powerful role of innovation and enterprise; the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions; and the defining influence of the land and its resources.Expert historian Brent D. Glass explores these themes by connecting places, people, and events and reveals a national narrative that is often surprising, sometimes tragic, and always engaging{u2014}complete with photographs, websites for more information, and suggestions for other places nearby worth visiting. Sites you would expect to read about{u2014}in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC{u2014}are here, as well as plenty of surprises, such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village Green in Hudson, Ohio; less obvious places that, together with the more well-known destinations, collectively tell the story of America. For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining, for history enthusiasts, or anyone curious about our country{u2019}s greatest places, this book is the perfect guide
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index present
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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50 great American places : essential historic sites across the U.S., Brent D. Glass ; foreword by David McCullough
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The National Mall (Washington, DC) -- Cahokia Mounds/Gateway Arch (IL/MO) -- Mesa Verde (CO) -- Palace of the Governors (NM) -- Salem Witch Trial Memorial (MA) -- New Castle Courthouse (DE) -- Forks of the Ohio (PA) -- Freedom Trail (MA) -- Liberty Bell (PA) -- Virginia Peninsula (VA) -- Monticello (VA) -- The Presidio (CA) -- Mission San Xavier del Bac (AR) -- Slater Mill (RI) -- Hudson Village Green (OH) -- New Harmony (IN) -- Mt. Clare Shops (MD) -- The Alamo (TX) -- Seneca Falls (NY) -- Temple Square (UT) -- Ft. Sumter (SC) -- Gettysburg (PA) -- Kansas Education School House and Field House (KN) -- Yellowstone Park (WY) -- Nook Farm/Stowe Center/Twain House (CT) -- Willa Cather and the Prairie (NE) -- Little Big Horn/Wounded Knee Memorial (MT/SD) -- The Bridge, the Statue and Ground Zero (NY) -- Edison's Laboratory (NJ) -- World Columbian Exposition (IL) -- Biltmore House (NC) -- Taliesin (WI) -- Kitty Hawk (NC) -- Grand Central Terminal (NY) -- Birthplace of Jazz (LA) -- Warner Bros. Studio (CA) -- Ford River Rouge (MI) -- Route 66/Will Rogers Memorial (OK) -- Ryman Auditorium (TN) -- Hoover Dam (NV) -- Pearl Harbor (HI) -- Minidoka Camp (ID) -- Hanford B Reactor (WA) -- Ebenezer Baptist Church (GA) -- Central High School (AK) -- Salk Institute (CA) -- Saturn V (AL) -- Epcot/Celebration (FL) -- Silicon Valley garages (CA) -- Mall of America (MN)
Control code
sky2ocm77746175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781451682038
Lccn
2015031714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
50 great American places : essential historic sites across the U.S., Brent D. Glass ; foreword by David McCullough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The National Mall (Washington, DC) -- Cahokia Mounds/Gateway Arch (IL/MO) -- Mesa Verde (CO) -- Palace of the Governors (NM) -- Salem Witch Trial Memorial (MA) -- New Castle Courthouse (DE) -- Forks of the Ohio (PA) -- Freedom Trail (MA) -- Liberty Bell (PA) -- Virginia Peninsula (VA) -- Monticello (VA) -- The Presidio (CA) -- Mission San Xavier del Bac (AR) -- Slater Mill (RI) -- Hudson Village Green (OH) -- New Harmony (IN) -- Mt. Clare Shops (MD) -- The Alamo (TX) -- Seneca Falls (NY) -- Temple Square (UT) -- Ft. Sumter (SC) -- Gettysburg (PA) -- Kansas Education School House and Field House (KN) -- Yellowstone Park (WY) -- Nook Farm/Stowe Center/Twain House (CT) -- Willa Cather and the Prairie (NE) -- Little Big Horn/Wounded Knee Memorial (MT/SD) -- The Bridge, the Statue and Ground Zero (NY) -- Edison's Laboratory (NJ) -- World Columbian Exposition (IL) -- Biltmore House (NC) -- Taliesin (WI) -- Kitty Hawk (NC) -- Grand Central Terminal (NY) -- Birthplace of Jazz (LA) -- Warner Bros. Studio (CA) -- Ford River Rouge (MI) -- Route 66/Will Rogers Memorial (OK) -- Ryman Auditorium (TN) -- Hoover Dam (NV) -- Pearl Harbor (HI) -- Minidoka Camp (ID) -- Hanford B Reactor (WA) -- Ebenezer Baptist Church (GA) -- Central High School (AK) -- Salk Institute (CA) -- Saturn V (AL) -- Epcot/Celebration (FL) -- Silicon Valley garages (CA) -- Mall of America (MN)
Control code
sky2ocm77746175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781451682038
Lccn
2015031714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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