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U.S. History For Dummies

Wiegand, Steve


4. Edition May 2019
432 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-55069-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Don't miss a moment of U.S. history

The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party, to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this Nation's story.

Award-winning political journalist and history writer Steve Wiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. The explorers, the wars, the leaders, and the eras are all fully explored and explained, demonstrating how the past influences the future.
* Explore the deepening divide between the very wealthy and the poor and middle class
* Get to know the deep and bitter divisions between political parties and even geographic regions of the country, including the 2016 election results
* Understand the country's delicate--and precarious--position as the world's preeminent economic, military, and political power.
* Get online access to quizzes that help you master the content for every chapter

U.S. History For Dummies, 4th Edition makes U.S. history accessible for students and lifelong learners alike.

Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. He's worked as a reporter and columnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee, where he currently writes a thrice-weekly political column. During his career, he has interviewed four presidents and six California governors. Wiegand is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he majored in American literature and U.S. history. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mass Communications from California State University, San Jose. In addition to U.S. History For Dummies, Wiegand is the author of Sacramento Tapestry (Towery, 1994) Papers of Permanence (McClatchy, 2007), and a contributing author to mental_floss presents: Forbidden Knowledge (HarperCollins, 2004).