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America, Empire of Liberty

A New History of the United States

By David Reynolds

  • Paperback
  • £15.99

Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen and asks difficult questions about the cost of American greatness, from slavery to the War on Terror. Written with verve, insight, and humour, America, Empire of Liberty is a magisterial depiction of America in all its grandeur and contradictions.

Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen and asks difficult questions about the cost of American greatness, from slavery to the War on Terror. Written with verve, insight, and humour, America, Empire of Liberty is a magisterial depiction of America in all its grandeur and contradictions.

Biographical Notes

David Reynolds is a Professor of International History at Cambridge University and the author of eight books, including In Command of History, which was awarded the Wolfson Prize, and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Cambridge, England.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780465022144
  • Publication date: 12 Jul 2011
  • Page count: 592
  • Imprint: Basic Books
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